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Online Job Search / Common Mistakes

Avoid these 12 common online job search mistakes, which I call the “Dirty Dozen”:

  1. Posting Your Resume Without Worrying About Privacy
  2. Using Only the Big name Web Job Sites
  3. Using the “Fire-Ready-Aim” Method of Distributing Your Resume
  4. Limiting Your Job Search Efforts to the Internet Only
  5. Applying for Jobs Without Meeting the Minimum Qualifications
  6. Depending on E-mail As Your Only Method of Contact
  7. Assuming That You Have Privacy with E-mail and Internet Use At Work
  8. Not Leveraging the Extensive Internet Research Resources to Find Potential Employers
  9. Assuming E-mail Is an Informal, Private, Temporary Medium
  10. Sending a Virus-laden “Surprise” with Your E-mailed Resume
  11. Expecting Someone Else to Do the Work (the Job Sites, a Recruiter, Your Outplacement Counselor, etc.)
  12. Forgetting That a Personal Resume Web Page/Portfolio Is a Business Document


Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at The Dirty Dozen: 12 Common Online Job Search Mistakes | The Savvy Intern by YouTern.


4 thoughts on “Online Job Search / Common Mistakes

  1. For #8 what would you suggest?

    Posted by lcsoup | January 30, 2014, 9:18 pm


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