I HAVE a friend who, like many people, has been looking for a job for over a year. He’s had dozens of interviews and been called back multiple times for positions that, in the end, he never received.
This friend, who asked not to be named because he was still looking for a job, summed up the whole process this way: “I liken it to playing chess on a board I can’t see against people I don’t know.”
A lot of other people who have been job hunting in the last few years feel the same way. You don’t want to present yourself as over- or underqualified. You don’t want to ask for too much or too little. But all too often, it can feel as if you’re driving in a strange place without a GPS or even a road map.