As a person looking for a job, it can be quite amazing how much advice there is out there. When you are looking for Baton Rouge jobs, it is highly likely that at some point you will seek out this kind of information to give yourself an edge. While there's certainly helpful tips for you to follow, you should also be wary of the flawed logic and the occasional myths that accompany job searching. Here are the some of the most persistent ones, courtesy of Alison Green of U.S. News.
Myth #1: It is all about who you know. This has to be the most persistent job finding myth of them all, and it isnt going away anytime soon. To set the record straight, making connections in your trade is a good thing, and it can be helpful. When it comes down to it all, however, your skills, experience and the way you present yourself is what is going to land you that job. Not who you know.
Myth #2: No one reads cover letters. Cover letters arent nearly as superfluous as many people would like to think they are. A solid cover letter can elevate an otherwise pedestrian job application. Since there is no way of knowing whether or not a hiring manager will read your letter or not, it always best to have one, unless the company youre applying to explicitly tells you not to submit a cover letter.
Myth #3: Employers will respond immediately if they are interested. Dont be surprised if you dont hear back from an employer right away; response times can range anywhere from a week to a month (or longer than that), regardless of how interested they are in you.
Myth #4: Resumes should only be one page. It used to be that resumes had to be one page, but these days, two or even three page resumes are becoming increasingly common. The one page only rule that cover letters are bound to need not be applied to resumes.
By Kyle Wise
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