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4 Common Job Seeking Myths

If you ever hit a dry spell in your search for Chico jobs, it is highly likely that you will seek out some advice, via the internet or through other resources. There is nothing wrong with asking for help, but not all of the information you come across is going to be accurate. Here are the some of the most persistent job seeking myths, courtesy of Alison Green of U.S. News.

Myth #1: “It is all about who you know.” To set the record straight, making connections in your trade is a good thing, and it can be helpful, but when it comes down to it all, it’s going to be your skills, experience and the way you present yourself that is going to land you a job. Not who you know.

Myth #2: “No one reads cover letters.” There isn’t anyway at all to tell whether or not a hiring manger will read your cover letter, so it’s always a good idea to submit one with your application. The only time you shouldn’t bother with a cover letter is if the employer tells you in no uncertain terms not to submit one.

Myth #3: “Employers will respond immediately if they are interested.” Response times range anywhere from one week to a month or even several months, so don’t be surprised or discouraged if you don’t hear immediate feedback from an employer.

Myth #4: “Resumes should only be one page.” If your experience and/or education are extensive enough to spill over onto another page, don’t worry about it. Two to three page resumes are becoming increasingly common. Provided all of the information is relevant towards the job you are applying for, a resume longer than one page is fine.

By Kyle Wise

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