Recency Effect We tend to give more weight to recent events than past events, in addition to confirmation bias. This is known as the recency effect. Your friend could dismiss or forget the callbacks from step 1. They probably didn’t panout if they are still looking. If the new one-month period is occurring right now, your friend could have just received these calls and are hopeful about their chances. Even though the activity is the same as last month, it has a positive spin. It was great to see the follow-up on that same comment. He probably knew I was going to be harping about networking! “I should clarify that I am working on my network, but as you know, that takes time and my current job doesn’t offer much in terms of a projected environment or growth opportunity. I want to move on sooner than later. This is why I have refocused my attention on my resume. I don’t necessarily distrust resume-writing services, as I’ve stated. We could all benefit from a little skepticism in both our professional and personal lives in order to make the best decisions. I would love to hear your thoughts on the topic, in agreement or disagreement, in the comments section below.