Sometimes, despite your best efforts to do the right thing, job searching can go really wrong. It should be clear that it’s not smart to say: “My last employer made me a scapegoat, just as my three previous employers did.” in your cover letter, but one job seeker did.
I feel bad for the job seeker who wrote that she was tired and forgetful during a second interview, especially since she thought she had a good shot at the job.
Then there’s what not to wear for an interview. That’s a long list – from bellies sticking out to hair extensions falling out, and a whole lot of other things that aren’t going to impress the interviewer.
Take a look at our job search stories for examples of what can go terribly wrong when you’re job hunting. If you’ve got a job searching gone wrong story, we’d love to hear it. Please add your story to our lists of bad interviews, resume mistakes, bad jobs, and worst job search mistakes.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor
There are two groups of skills that make a difference if you’re looking for work : Your search skills Your own skills, your competencies.