By Julie Jansen
Chapter 12: Job Search -- the Nuts and Bolts
Job Search Myths
Yeah, it's been a while, But there's not that much of the book left; let's see how quickly we can hammer it out.
Jansen outlines seven myths about job hunting:
- A resume should only be one page.
- If you got an interview through a third party, you follow up with the person who interviewed you, but rather with your recruiter.
- No matter how many people interviewed you, you only need to send a thank-you note to the person who would be your direct report.
- You shouldn't take notes during an interview.
- Don't bother job hunting in the summer or around the holidays; no one is hiring.
- The most qualified candidate has the best shot at the job.
- Only certain components of a job offer are negotiable.
She debunks these using common sense, so just consider them debunked.