Are you looking for a job? If so, you might be wasting your time if you're using one of these three tactics: attending job fairs, using one of the popular Internet-based job boards or mass-mailing your resume. While these steps might have worked in years past, today’s tough job market has made them nearly obsolete. Sure, some people are successful with these tactics, but as career advice expert and Baltimore Business Journal columnist Joni Daniels explains, it's almost like winning the lottery.

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Optimize your job search by following the advice of columnist Joni Daniels: skip these three tasks.