If you are an IT professional on the job hunt, there are several rules and myths and you will hear along the way. The rules are universal and understood, then as time has progressed with the advancement of technology, job search myths have been created. What should you believe when you are in this situation? Who is right and who is wrong? In this month’s blog, we will decipher eight myths that you will hear throughout your job search and we hope that you follow our advice!

1. It’s who you know, not what you know.

A good referral goes a long way as an applicant but in the end, it all boils down to your skill set and experience. If you know someone in the company, it can help you get your foot in the door, but the hiring manager will be the one to determine if you are suited for the job.

2. There’s no need for a cover letter. No one reads them anymore.

Do not be fooled by this myth! The cover letter is the most crucial piece of your resume. It is an introduction to who you are as the hiring manager reviews your resume. The c