What People Don’t Understand About Job Searching

The Atlantic, after its very popular What People Don’t Understand About Your Job, has flipped the concept around to write What You Don’t Understand About The Job Search.

Of course, we don’t mean you, but perhaps someone you know is guilty of not knowing these things:

Anonymous writer #1: “I’m on the lookout for anything at all that shows you don’t take this seriously.” “Look, it’s a lot easier to not hire someone than to fire them…So if I’m trying to hire someone, I’m on the lookout for anything at all that shows you don’t take this seriously.”

Anonymous #2: “It turns out most resumes aren’t very good. People aren’t very good at answering interview questions.” “You HAVE to be positive, enthusiastic and high-energy in ANY interaction with a potential employer…Always list achievement over responsibility. “I did X and it led to awesome result Y.”…Looking for a job IS a full time job…Apply for any job for which you meet at least 70% of the qualifications…You need to tailor your resume to EACH job posting.”

Anonymous #3:”‘There’s a wreck on 495’ is a perfectly acceptable reason to be late.” Really? We’ll have to try that one sometime.