How to avoid looking desperate in online dating
Recruiters constantly have adverts out for various positions in their field.
These adverts will render a number of applications on a daily basis, mainly from candidates adhering to the ‘spray and pray’ methodology.
In this day and age, this won’t make you stand out and if anything you will only come across as desperate and ascertain your resume goes either to the bottom of the pile or in the trash can.
A hiring manager wants enthusiasm from a new employee, not desperation.
Just like in the world of dating, looking desperate is not going to get you anywhere in your job search.
When someone sees the glint of desperation in your eye, they question your motives and you lose credibility in an instant.
An interviewer can spot an opportunist jobseeker a mile away.
By only applying for the right roles for you, you will save time and effort for the ones that really count.
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All it does is putting the desperate stamp on your resume and yourself.
The typical ‘expert’ advice in a tough market would be to call up the recruiter and/or employer and make sure they read your resume and put you at the top of the pile.