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Job Search / 10 ways to screw up

From submitting illegible résumés to blurting salary numbers in the first interview to wasting precious hours applying to the black hole of online job listings, job seekers make a series of common and egregious errors. Here is the accumulated wisdom of three longtime coaches, Sarah Stamboulie, Anita Attridge and Ellis Chase.

1. Giving out references that don’t sing your praises

2. Laying out your résumé in a microscopic font

3. Failing to say glowing things about your former employer

4. Saying negative things about your own track record

5. Talking too much at the start of an interview

6. Lamenting your difficult job search

7. Being honest about your weaknesses

8. Saying how much money you want to make

9. Getting impatient with the process

10. Spending all your time answering ads and sending out blind résumés

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at 


 via Stop Screwing Up Your Job Search In These Ten Ways – Forbes.



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