Monday, October 18, 2010

10 Job Search Mistakes You're Probably Making

Ford R. Myers

Many people make significant job search mistakes and never even know about it.  These blunders are easy to make...and can end up costing you thousands of dollars. Ford R. Myers, Career Coach, Speaker and Author of Get The Job You Want, Even When No One's Hiring, reveals these top 10 mistakes, and explains how to avoid them.
"It is very easy for even the savviest of job seekers to make these mistakes. By learning how to navigate these potential pitfalls from the outset, your job search will be more productive and yield more positive results," adds Myers.

Mistake #1: Responding to online job posts

In general, job postings and "want ads" produce little value. However, it is also a mistake to ignore them altogether. Some of the best chances for jobs from ads are in specialty trade publications and web sites of specific industries. Myers suggests spending no more than five percent of your valuable time on public job postings.

Mistake #2: Mailing unsolicited resumes

Unsolicited resumes are considered garbage, scrap paper and wasted effort. Secretaries kill them, HR managers file them away, and hiring decision-makers pitch them. Myers advocates abandoning this job search tactic completely

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