Don’t make it easy for any employer to pass on you. One surefire way to get excluded from consideration is to ditch the job search responsibility off on someone else. If you can’t invest the time in your own career search, what would make a company believe you would invest the time for them?

David Rose is an author, candidate advocate, and the Vice President of Recruiting with YELLOW DOG Recruiting (www.yellowdogrecruiting.com), a national recruiting firm specializing in the placement of leaders in the hospitality industry. Follow David on Twitter @YELLOWDOG_01.