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Don’t Make These Job Search Mistakes in 2017

Don’t Make These Job Search Mistakes in 2017

There are many ways to search for a new job in 2017. There are also many mistakes you can make that will stop you dead in your tracks.

Here are five mistakes to avoid at all costs:

1. Applying to Every Open Position

No matter how interested you are in finding a new job, don’t slip into the trap of applying for every open position you come across.

Not only is this a waste of time and resources, but it could also lead you to a position that doesn’t suit your exact needs. Subsequently, you may not enjoy your new job anymore than the one you currently have.

2. Ignoring the Internet

Do you remember the days of searching for employment in the newspaper classified section? While this is still an option, it’s not nearly as popular as it once was.

In today’s day and age, it’s a must to use the internet to power your job search. From online job boards to LinkedIn, spend the bulk of your time online.

3. The Same Old Resume

Your resume should be 100 percent accurate, error free, and appealing to hiring managers.

In other words, you don’t want to use the “same old” style as everyone else. Instead, take a unique approach to ensure that your resume doesn’t get overlooked.

4. Neglecting to Research the Company

On the surface, it may appear that a job description suits your wants, needs, and skill set. However, you don’t want to stop there. You need to research the company before you decide if you’ll apply for the position.

Once you do this, you can then make an informed and confident decision regarding your next steps.

5. Procrastination

Let’s put it this way: if you truly want to land a new job, it’s time to put your plan into action and make something good happen.

If you continually procrastinate, if you wait for something to happen without taking action, you could be sitting around for quite some time.

Unfortunately, these are just five of the most common job search mistakes. That said, there is a silver lining: each one is easily avoidable if you take the right approach.

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Frank on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 17:22

I would research what kind of job/career you want before you being your search. Put together a list of qualities and jobs you would want and then do a search.

I would research what kind of job/career you want before you being your search. Put together a list of qualities and jobs you would want and then do a search.
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