Thursday, September 29, 2011
Stand tall--don't blob out
CareerBuilder says it’s not worth it to just grab anything at all.
Employers don’t care if you’re desperate, they say—being willing to take anything does not make them like you.
Untargeted apps will be ignored.
Big mass mailings take time from better efforts. You lose what we call opportunity costs.
You come off as wishy-washy. “I have talked to a call center, so I guess I could work in one.”
AND—doing this—can give you hope, but that hope is deceptive. This is not a game of numbers. This is a game of skill and experience.
I have one big sort of laughable standard--if I don't know what a job "is," I don't apply. I am sure you know what I am talking about--things like integrative analytics, etc.