Job Search Myths – #1- #3

Posted on April 21, 2010 by


Myth 1  – “A resume should be only one page.”

Absolutely not! The normal length of a resume is two to three pages (at most). It is fine to have addendum pages such as a list of references or published articles. A one-page resume is only appropriate for a recent college grad.

Myth 2 – If you go on an interview through a contingency or search firm, you cannot speak directly to the person who interviewed you after the interview.

The person who interviewed you  is either a decision-maker or an influencer in the hiring process. Ask him during the interview if he minds if you contact him with any questions you may have later. After all, you are the person who was on the interview, not the recruiting professional who set up your interview. HE or she is also someone you can nurture as a networking contact even if you aren’t hired.

Myth 3 – If eight people at a company interviewed you, you need to send a thank-you note only to the person you’d report to if you got the job.

Those other seven people took valuable time to interview you. Of course you should send each one a thank-you note!

Check back later with us for Myths #4 – #7.