Luck has its place in a job search, but it's certainly not everything. Put your searching smarts into action and you'll be on your way to success; just be sure to save yourself from job hunting failure by avoiding these seven no-nos.
1. Making Assumptions
You can't just assume that the references you submit to prospective employers will be willing to act on your behalf — you've got to ask them first. You need your references to speak positively, and catching them off guard isn't the way to inspire them to do so.
2. Investing Too Little Time
As much as you'd love to wish upon a job, it's called job hunting for a reason. The less time you invest in your job search, the longer it will take to find the right position. Devote your days to job hunting and you'll discover as many opportunities as possible.
Tell us in the comments: Are you hunting for a job? What's the biggest obstacle standing your way?