Top 2 Job Search Tips That are Worth Ignoring

You're on the hunt for a new job, and your friends have offered you some well-intentioned advice. That's great — unless you take their suggestions literally.
Two common job-hunting refrains that, if followed too closely, can cost you your dream position.
The first one is take initiative.
Ostensibly, this is good advice. Putting in extra effort by reaching out to your network, getting creative, and being ballsy can help you be successful.
Unfortunately, however, this advice can steer some candidates horribly wrong (like when they interpret the advice to mean that they should doggedly pursue the job like a bloodhound that's picked up a scent). The second one is: No one reads cover letters anymore. There is no saving grace to this advice. More often than not, someone will read your cover letter.