Not many professionals intend to hurt their job search efforts. However, sometimes professionals make the following job search mistakes:
Using a sloppy résumé that has spelling errors, lists only job duties, and does not provide accurate contact information.
Applying to jobs online using a résumé that is not applicant tracking system (ATS) friendly.
Applying to jobs where skills, education, and experience do not meet job requirements.
Depending only on job board applications to secure interviews.
Believing that networking is telling people you are looking for work and asking if they know of a job opening.
Forgetting to set up a phone voicemail allowing callers to leave a message. Keeping a full voice mailbox preventing callers from leaving a message.
Using a phone greeting message that is difficult to understand, rude, or has a young child giving the greeting.
Showing up late to an interview.
Acting rude during an interview or when meeting the receptionist.
Forgetting to bring a hard copy of the resume to the interview.
Dressing inappropriately for an interview.
Forgetting to research the company.
Not listening during an interview and stating irrelevant answers to questions.
Using your phone to check text messages, email, or other apps during an interview.
During the interview, not asking any questions.
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