The "Obvious" Job Search Rule You May Not Be Following

It sounds too good to be true—but it’s not. There is one simple thing you can do to dramatically increase your likelihood of getting an interview and a job. Are you ready?
Follow the directions.


Before you close out this tab (because this advice is, like, so obvious) and you surely always follow directions, let me say this: You just might not. I’m not talking about egregious examples like calling when the application says, “No phone calls, please,” or neglecting to show up for your interview because you mixed up the date (though, that does happen).

Instead, let’s discuss how anyone (cough, you) might unknowingly be ignoring directions. Read on for the two major traps—and what you can do to avoid them.


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