Apply for approximately one billion positions.
“Or at least 5 to 10 times the number you *think* you should try for. That momentum will hopefully give you a sense of accomplishment and calm, knowing you’re doing everything you can. If a listing seems interesting, somewhat related to your skills, or like something you wouldn’t hate doing to pay the bills, apply for it. One caveat: Don’t apply to more than two jobs at the same company. They won’t take you seriously if you’re applying for all levels in all departments.”
— MADEL I NE BOARDMAN, 30, head of marketing at a therapy start- up