7 outdated job hunting tips that are (seriously) hurting your chances

Do resumes really matter anymore?

Just eight months ago, I found myself trying to leave a toxic job situation. While interviewing for dozens of companies, I began to notice how little they cared about my resume.

People were far more interested in my writing on Medium, my personal brand, and my experiences in the real world.

They wanted to know how I worked.

They wanted to know if I was curious.

They wanted to know if I could lead a project.

They didn’t want to know how many buzzwords I could jam onto a sheet of paper.

If you want to get a job in today’s economy, you have to be willing to get a little creative. The days of paying a writer to polish your resume and cover letter are over.

Here are a few other outdated job hunting tips that are seriously holding you back.


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