Mistakes to Avoid While Job Hunting

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Here are some mistakes to avoid while you're job hunting.  Source: FreeDigitalPhotos

Here are some mistakes to avoid while you’re job hunting. Source: FreeDigitalPhotos

The job hunting process can be stressful. You want to find the right position as quickly as possible, but navigating the employment process is a consuming task in and of itself. Many people sabotage their own chances of finding the right job by making these common mistakes:

  • Searching for jobs while you’re preoccupied with other activities. Don’t read and respond to ads while you’re distracted with something else. Focus all of your attention on job postings when you’re searching, so you don’t overlook any important details or make careless mistakes in your response.
  • Not utilizing social media to its full extent. More and more people are finding job leads via sites like LinkedIn and Facebook. If you aren’t communicating with your contacts on these sites about potential openings and career advancement options, start today.
  • Inflating your education, skills and experience on your resume. With today’s advanced technology, it’s easier than ever for employers to find out whether you really did accomplish what you claim to have accomplished. Be honest on all documents and in all communications.

Follow these job hunting tips to increase your chances of landing your dream job. Contact StaffNet, Inc. to learn more about our recruiting services.