Erase These 3 Job Search Mistakes: Part Two

March 19, 2013

Career Advice

Erase These Job Search Mistakes Part 2We’ve covered the first three job search mistakes you must avoid, but there are even more common job search errors out there. It’s a time of stress and doubt, which unfortunately lends itself to the occasional mistake or misunderstanding. But excuses be gone – memorize these mistakes now and then avoid them fast:

MISTAKE 4: Drafting up a too-long resume.
Whether you’re a recent grad or an experience pro, it’s tempting to list every single position you’ve ever held on your resume. You want to show off your talents after all! Unfortunately, you’ll need to edit your experiences down to just the highlights that are relevant to this position and this company. Here are some other tips on how to de-clutter your resume.

MISTAKE 5: Applying to every job you see.
You’re desperate for a job, but it doesn’t mean that you’re a great fit for just any job. And applying to every job that comes our way is a waste of time. If you’re not sure exactly which position is best for you, create a master resume that includes all of your experiences and talents. Now look at what common skills and qualities run through each of these positions.

MISTAKE 6: Not following through.
“Following through” has many meanings, the least of which is harassing a company after you’ve applied to see if they’ll give you an interview. If you’re interested in applying for a position, start networking. Reach out to your contacts and line up informational interviews. If you’ve landed an interview, don’t walk out without re-stating your extreme interest in the position, and then sending thank you cards. Follow through every step of the way.

Image by John’s Photography.

 

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