Below is a list of the ten most common mistakes made by newbies, expats, and people who have been out of the market for a while, along with strategies to overcome them.
1) Keep options open / apply to everything. Responding to every job posting is comparable to shopping when you are hungry. Chances are you either get nothing or wind up with everything but what you wanted. Before your next posting spree, consider these three things when submitting your application:
a. How does this position set the stage for future opportunities?
b. What are the skills and experience you need to develop?
c. What size and organizational culture is the best fit for you?
2) Kitchen-sinking your resume. The length of your job search may be determined by whether your resume documents your entire career history or that proves you are the right solution for the position. The latter focuses on the results you have produced and have relevance to your target position.
10) Express your thoughts about with the search process, college or university, the current employer on social media. No doubt, if you are just starting out or living in a new country, the job search process can be frustrating. You may be tempted to tell the world about the interviewer who was more interested in the stain on his tie than he was with the interview but think before you hit the enter key.
Several years ago, a woman boasted on Twitter that she had accepted an offer despite her lack of interest in the company because she needed the money. The company rescinded the offer when one of their employees saw the post on Twitter.
Avoid letting stress take control of your job search. Speak with friends and family about your thoughts and feelings. Make sure to get enough rest, do things that help you relax, and rejoice even the little wins. If you are not getting the results, you would like, speak with a certified career coach.