Job Search Mistakes You’re Probably Making

by TTMK on August 1, 2014 · 0 comments

You know the procedure very well. All the tips and tricks for the job search are available online, you’ve been told about it million times, but unfortunately, most people are still making mistakes that harm their job search and prevent them from finding a decent position. If you want to be sure that you don’t get into this group of unlucky people, look though the following list of mistakes and make sure you don’t do the same. After you’ve corrected all the errors (some of them may really surprise you), click here to find job openings in your city.

You don’t keep the options open

Many candidates make a big mistake and believe that if they were asked to come to an interview, they will be offered a job, so they don’t apply and interview for several positions. Most of them wait for one vacancy to pay out and literally stop their search until they are completely sure they will not get an offer.

By having several options and opportunities at the same time you diversify the risk and disappointment you will inevitably have when one of them disappears. Plus, it will make you a more energetic candidate.

You turn up your nose at job description

Candidates, especially the entry-level ones, often base their decisions about applying for a job on the description of position only, ignoring one if it doesn’t sound like their dream job, or they don’t have all the skills and qualifications listed. Interview experience is a useful experience anyways, and you don’t have to wait until there is an offer on the table to apply.

You don’t check the references

It often happens that candidates provide the references they didn’t check or those where the feedback is not that good. You should also provide references from managers, as they carry much weight in helping you get a job.

You have bad attitude

Poor attitude shows even though telephone calls, if not talking about interviews. If you are not positive about applying, why should the employer hire you? Being positive can be tough at first, but by doing the right things and viewing opportunity in each position you will sooner or later succeed.

You have poor business acumen

It is a common practice today that managers take applicant out to lunch for interview. By doing this, they get an opportunity to see how you treat the staff of restaurant and how you behave with them. If you show no respect to their work, managers would wonder how you’ll treat the contemporaries you are going to work with.

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