There are very few things that a job seeker can control in the job search, but choosing to apply for a job is one of them. The positions you choose to apply for should be calculated and focused. Applying for every job on a company’s career site gets you a label… it’s called “serial applier.” Related: 5 Things You Must Do Before Applying For A Job You do not want to be a serial applicant. It is a quick way to enter the deepest, darkest, blackest location of the application black hole. You really want to be discerning about the roles you apply for. To do that, here are a few tips and tricks to try to make sure you are really going for the jobs that can get you closer to career nirvana.
Show me someone who hasn't fantasized getting in the car and leaving it all behind and I'll show you someone who doesn't drive. The banks are a mess, credit is awful, the U.S auto industry is a mess, unemployment is still climbing, we're all out of money, gas prices are on the rise again... Oh yeah, and according to the G-8 Summit our planet is melting! So, is getting a job in this climate unrealistic? Absolutely not! Many people mistakenly assume if a company is not actively looking for someone, then a job isn't available. The experience of many job hunters may say otherwise.