Are you searching for a new job? Beware! One of our trusted career experts shares seven common mistakes job seekers make on the job hunt.
These are all excellent issues related to job search and interviewing mistakes. Our experience in coaching managerial and executive job search candidates is that the greatest mistake is not conducting an effective job search. This is different from the aimless job search category.
NOT conducting an effective job search of leveraging networking on-line and off-line, the communication strategy, a targeting campaign of putting on a "full court press" for a particular company or role, and not having the "right" tools/documents to advance your candidacy beyond the traditional resume.
FAILURE to conduct an effective job search means you never get to the table to be considered - it's step on of finding a great job since the vast majority of great jobs are never advertised - their filled through personal networks.
Since most candidates conduct an ineffective job search - all they see are the 20 percent of jobs that companies are advertising which frequently fall into the boring, mundane, and average category. In addition, it's very difficult to advance yourself through responding to ads, when over 300 other equally qualified candidates submit their resumes.
Using job postings as the core element of your job search is a terrible approach to finding a job since it's primarily based on luck and hope.
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