When it comes down to it, a huge part of job searching is confidence—the confidence to apply to the best positions, to network with anyone and everyone, to convey that you’re the best candidate. But there can be a fine line between confidence and arrogance that you need to keep in check.
If you cross that line between confidence and getting a little too aggressive, you can actually end up doing yourself (and your job search) a disservice. Here are four ways you may be behaving a bit too aggressively and inadvertently sabotaging your job search—and how to tone it down to achieve the right level of confidence to put your best foot forward and land the job.
Ignoring Good Networking Etiquette and Spamming Your Contacts
We all know that networking is key to finding a great job. But when the job-searching times get tough, it’s easy for networking etiquette to go out the window. That could mass-requesting new connections on LinkedIn or attending networking events with the sole intention of handing out as many resumes as possible,instead of actually engaging in meaningful conversation.