Career Tip

Respond only to job ads that match your profile!

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It should go without saying... yet, some basics cannot be emphasized enough.

Let's say you are an accomplished IT network administrator, and now you are applying for a paralegal position. Not because you acquired a paralegal certificate in evening classes. You do so because the opening is in the U.S. or German city where you would like to work - perhaps in Munich, or in Los Angeles - and because it sounds exciting, like "paratrooper" and "big law firm."

Save yourself the effort - there is only one likely outcome. You would be perceived as unprofessional or, worse, as a dimwit.

Not a chance. Not even in America!