These 1000 things are not needed in your job hunt

Do you stick only to the top name job boards or portals? If yes, you are denying your chances of getting into specialized positions. Specialized....


Branding that cannot be ignored

If you want to get a specialized position in your job, then don’t stick only to the top-name job boards or portals. Specialized groups or non-enterprise companies often steer clear of top names. Choose your resume posting based on the kind of recruiters that visit given job boards.

Outsourcing your job hunt

If you are getting a peer or a consultant to do your job hunt to the level of contacting a prospective employer – stop doing this now. You can get help at the level of someone gathering job order descriptions or information for you. You make connections – use the opportunity to create an impression.

Blasting of resume

Does your resume play the role of a promotional mailer? Distribute it all over the place or get a group email ID and broadcast? This means

(1) Job order in hand is not customized for your resume or cover letter – Resume customization in lieu of arranging the skill sets for the given job order.

(2) You do not follow up. To measure your interest with the follow-up method that you adopt there are employers who do this. Plus, your prospective employer or their job consultant knows that you are hunting around, which will reduce your market value.

Another aspect of mindless blasting is clicking the APPLY FOR THIS JOB button wherever you see it. When you submit your resume to a job where you do not have minimum qualifications – and you have a reason to do so – make an offline connection.

75% of email traffic received by a generic ID such as is junk. If you rely only on email to get your next job – forget it. Your resume is probably in the junk folder.


Do not write a tell-tale resume with information that is private. Lots of cases came which are related to the misuse of private information. Another aspect of privacy – using the Internet at work to coordinate your job hunt. Wake up – Even a mom & pop street corner store can afford a network and a firewall in it.

Internet job hunt balance

Don’t you want to rely entirely on the internet for your job search? You do not want to deny the abundance of information that is available on the internet either? Depending on your skills and where you want to be working next, see if your target employers and their head hunters are hanging out in Print Classifieds or Job boards.

Being cool

Email your new age – it has been for over 15 years now J, but an email ID such as is not a great identification. Take care of your social networking page – from the eyes of a head-hunter, hiring manager or recruiter. Please blog post here about ‘Big Brother is watching ‘. Also, your resume or your job hunt webpage is a business document; it is not your platform to express political views.

Balance 994 things you do not want in your job hunt come under ‘common sense application’. We do not want to question the CSA quotient by putting down all those 994. (Actually, 6 things as a title did not sound grandiose enough to attract your attention).

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