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3. Don't Be Dishonest

Failure to portray oneself in an accurate and positive light is one of the biggest problems in both online dating and job search.

If you've been on a blind date, you've likely uttered the phrase "He/She doesn't look at all like the picture." Either that shot was taken 10 years ago during better times, or it's just made up. Likewise, if you embellished your resume, work experience, or skills to the point you could be considered a fake, you're going to be found out -- and summarily dismissed.

It sounds trite, but be yourself. Sure it may not work out because not everyone (or every job) is a good fit, but at least be honest.