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Posted 7 months ago
When you're unemployed and the job market is competitive, there isn't much room for silly mistakes, especially when one tiny flop could cost you the interview, the callback, or the job. Check out these four silly mistakes that can cost you the job:
You forgot to proofread. Sure, that little red squiggle can get you out of a lot of jams, but nothing replaces the human eye. Read everything you write at least twice before sending to an employer or publishing online. You stressed out. It happens to everyone. The overwhelming pressure to not screw up damages your confidence and trips you up anyway. Figure out a stress relief technique that can help you relax before important meetings and interviews.
You left your professionalism at the door. Just because you can do 99% of your job search on the computer, in your pajamas, doesn't mean that you don't have to look and seem professional! Look at what you present to employers, from your email address to your LinkedIn and other social networking sites' photos. You didn't use your resources effectively. It's amazing how much potential job seekers will ignore. From optimizing your resume to networking with your friends, job search opportunities are truly endless! If you find that you're not getting the results you want, look at what you're doing and see what else can be done.