JOB SEARCH TIP: Biggest mistakes job seekers make.

24 Jun

I conducted a very non-scientific survey of ten experts on job search. I asked them: what were the three biggest mistakes they saw job seekers make? I received eleven replies with 22 ideas, but the following five were by far the most frequently cited:

  1. Not knowing what you want in a job that would fit your skills, interests and values,
  2. Relying only on applying for jobs and ignoring the value and power of networking,
  3. Not researching companies, using information in the public domain and also what you can learn from personal networking,
  4. Being unprepared for networking and job interviews, and
  5. Using “one-size-fits-all” communications, such as cover letters and resumes.

The consensus makes great sense to me, and I’ll continue to comment on each of these in future posts.

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