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3 Common Mistakes in a Career Search

By Edited Dec 30, 2015 0 0

Set yourself apart from other job seekers, don't let these things happen to you

It's good to know what to do and how to do it. Understanding the details of the simplest way to actually do something is important. But that is not enough in itself; it doesn't end there. Knowing just what exactly what NOT to do and what mistakes to avoid is also important. The simplest way to do that is to discover what mistakes others have made to make certain you avoid them.

That also applies for career searching.  There are many people who succeed here. You will want to be one of those people instead of someone who makes mistakes and fails. Three of the most frequent errors that people make with career searching are listed below:

Number one. fear of extended time in unemployment; beginning the search totally unprepared. The reason that this is very important is the fear of being unemployed can cause you to make bad decisions or to take jobs that aren't right for you. In order to avoid this concern you'll want to save time and effort by preparing yourself for each interview following a career search plan.

Second, quickly throwing together a résumé and cover letter. This is usually a very important thing to watch out for.   Poorly constructed documents can be something that will sink your interview, if you even make it that far. First impressions last! To avoid the bad effects of this particular recurrent mistake you will need to take the time to fill out everything on your résumé completely and double check it for errors.

Lastly, relying too heavily on the job boards and advertised positions or recruiters is not always going to be effective. This issue happens when the searcher has nothing but time to find their next position. In most career searches, time equals money. The longer the person is unemployed, the more money it costs – not calculating the cost of frustration, rejection and those ever mounting bills. You can avoid this mistake by tapping into your social network to find unadvertised opportunities and unpublished leads.

You will need to carefully avoid these kinds of errors while career searching. Keep to the recommendations above to avoid these common mistakes and do things properly. You will then be able to get better results.



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