The Top Things to Do and Not Do in a Job Search by Greg David of Laka & Company. How to achieve the best results, while avoiding the typical mistakes in a job search. Times have changed in a job search. Are your job search skills still relevant and current? More than 95% of professionals fail to be relevant and current. They may not have directly caused their unemployment, yet they virtually create it’s lengthy and painful timeline due to poor and outdated mindset, philosophy, strategy, activities, and lack of clarity as to what essential things to do, and stop doing that create job search failure in this new labor market models and cycles.