If you lose your job, you shouldn’t immediately start calling and e-mailing your network and answering Internet job ads, writes Fortune’s Anne Fisher in her August 28 Ask Annie column. Understandable as that course of action is, she writes, it’s unlikely to get you into the job you want.

What mistakes have you made when job hunting? Have you ever taken a job you knew was wrong for you -and, if so, are you still in it? What have you seen friends or colleagues do to sabotage their searches? If you’ve landed on your feet after a layoff, how did you do it?