Set Your Sights Both High and Wide

Capitalism! The free job market! Ain’t it grand? Hey, it works like this: you need a job. You’ve got certain skills, education, and experience. An employer out there—somewhere—needs an employee with your skills, education, and experience. You find one another. She interviews you. You’re hired!
In your dreams.
It’s true that most employers aren’t stupid enough to actually hide the jobs they have. But that’s about all the reassurance I can give you concerning the American employment system. System? It’s hardly that organized. You’d think that because companies desperately need talent, they would employ full-time talent scouts. Well, very few do; most, however, do not. It’s up to you not only to make your presence ...

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