Before I started working in recruitment I generally believed a lot of these myths about job hunting. It is something we should all know about before we start the search to stop these myths being a hindrance to us.
I think my personal 'favourites' are number 1, 'Getting Hired is a Numbers Game' and number 3 'When It Comes to Great Workplaces, It’s All About Perks'. When I started looking for my first 'grown-up' job, I didn't really know how to go about it so thought that throwing my CV onto every job board possible and applying for every other job I saw was the right way to go. I was wrong. The reason there are recruiters out there, is so you don't have to do this. If you find the right recruiter you will be able to target your search and have someone to support you through that. Having your CV all over the place doesn't show your quality and if anything it can make you look desperate, which isn't an attractive look to potential employers.
Moving on to number 3, I honestly can't see why people place all of their focus on firms with the best perks. A good and happy workplace is all about work culture and work-life balance, not whether or not you have a beer fridge or a ping pong table. Usually, a company will be bribing you with these perks to disguise the fact that you will be essentially selling your life and your soul to work there.
It is important to remember how important it is to market yourself well whilst job hunting, it can make all the difference.
The vast majority of us go through the recruiting/hiring process at some point, either as a candidate, recruiter, or employer. Despite this, myths and misinformation about how recruiting and hiring work abound