Actually job hunting any time. You need to remember this basic tenet: sell first buy later. This is especially true if you're a victim of the latest Wall Street Finance meltdown or at all involved with the mortgage finance business. [Wachovia, Bear Sterns, Washington Mutual, Merrill Lynch Lehman Brothers American International Group
I am amazed at how many people forget that an interview is a "personal selling" situation. Obviously I don't mean jumping up and down and doing a raw-raw sis-boom-bah chant but I do mean turning in your best effort AND asking for the job at the end. Just the other day I witnessed a candidate not get an opportunity because the employer didn’t think they where all that interested OR at least, “not as interested as the other candidate”.