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Editor’s note: guest post by Jennifer Gargotto.

You’ve worked your butt off to be employable.

But now, you’re terrified.

No one is hiring, and when they are, they’re getting way more responses than they can handle.

Whether you’re fresh out of college, stuck in the wrong job, or unemployed and waiting desperately for that right job, you’re stuck. You know you have something to offer, but how can you demonstrate that value when you can’t even get the interview?

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Annika Martins.

We hear it all the time:

Trust your gut.

Most of us subscribe to the belief that we should always trust our gut instincts and when we don’t, we’ll wind up regretting it.

Like the time you kicked yourself for ignoring the hunch that told you to turn left, take the earlier flight or ask that cute guy/gal out on a date.  Or maybe on a cloudy day, you went back to the car for your umbrella and then wound up in the elevator with the recruiter you’d been hoping to introduce yourself to.

It wasn’t an accident. It was your gut instinct.

And as everyone knows, your gut knows best.

Right?

Well, maybe not. Recent research proves your gut may in fact be a liar.

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Editor’s note: Niall Doherty contacted me some time last year and offered to buy me a cup of tea while passing through London.  We became friends and I’m now a huge, raving lunatic fan of his blog.  This is his guest post.

I met a couple of Spanish guys last November at a hostel in Munich. Unable to find employment back home, they’d moved to Germany hoping for better luck. I’d run into them every few days in the kitchen or the lobby, and inquire about how their job search was going.

They never had good news to report.