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The Most Persistent Job Hunting Myths

There’s a lot of information out there on the subject of job hunting, but not all of it is legitimate. When you are looking for Greenville jobs, it is highly likely that at some point you will seek out this advice. There is plenty of trustworthy information to be found, but 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 one isn’t going away anytime soon. For the record, making connections in your field isgood, and it can help you. 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 aren’t nearly as superfluous as many people would like to think they are. A concise, well-written cover letter can elevate an otherwise unimpressive job application. There is absolutely no way of knowing if the company you are applying to will read your letter, so it is always best to have one, unless the company explicitly tells you not to submit a cover letter.

Myth #3: “Employers will respond immediately if they are interested.” Don’t be surprised or discouraged if you don’t 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.” The one page resume is no longer the standard. These days, two or even three page resumes are becoming increasingly common. So don’t worry if you can’t fit all of your past experience onto one sheet.

By Kyle Wise

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