Don’t make your search harder with these all too common mistakes.
Job searching can be tough enough all by itself. There is no need to make it even harder by doing or saying the wrong things. There are no magic words, resumes, techniques, or events that will cause a company to say ‘you’re hired’. However, there are a number of things you can do that will cause a miss an opportunity. I’ve made a list of the more deadly examples below. These are things that job seekers do all the time to keep themselves from being hired.
Make a Mistake. Should a typo in your resume or cover letter drop you out of contention? It shouldn’t, but, it can. Employers typically get hundreds of resumes for each position they list. Perfection counts.
Limit Your Job Search. This job search tip can make or break your chances. Don’t limit your search by only applying to positions that meet your exact criteria. Instead, having an open mind (remember, you won’t know exactly what the job entails until you interview) when reviewing the job ads will increase your applications and increase your chances for getting an interview.
Expand Your Job Search. Sounds contradictory, doesn’t it? You shouldn’t limit your job search, but, there is no point wasting your time or anyone else’s applying for jobs you aren’t qualified for. The gentleman working as a child care provider didn’t, and won’t, get called for an interview as a C++ programmer.
Job Search Only Online. Don’t post your resume on Monster and HotJobs and hope that your email Inbox will start to fill up or your phone will start ringing off the hook. It won’t happen. You need to be proactive when job searching and use all available job search resources – online and offline.