With that said, you can take targeted, positive and actionable steps to create positive results for yourself. Below, we’ve listed six unhealthy job search habits that will make your job search more difficult. So, avoid these…
Wouldn’t it be great if everything just stayed the same for awhile? It is tiring to have to learn how to use a new smartphone or figure out the latest gadget. In a world that changes quickly, you have to learn to keep morphing, adjusting and adapting to stay current and marketable. The job search is all about adapting and adjusting to yield positive results.
1) Your career is in beta mode.
2) Master more than you think you need.
3) The résumé isn’t dead…yet.
4) More mixed signals on résumés.
5) Try, try and try again.
6) Change your outlook.
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If you’ve been on the job hunt for any length of time, you know how frustrating it can be if you seem to “hit a wall” with a particular hiring manager. You may even feel like all the jobs you’ve applied to have begun to blur together and you can’t tell one hiring manager from the next.
So imagine what it must be like for the hiring managers themselves. Especially in this economy, when there may sometimes be hundreds of applicants for a single open position, it may be difficult to tell applicants apart. But one thing is certain. There are some mistakes that get the attention of hiring managers, mistakes you can’t afford to make if you hope to find a good job.
SavvySugar put together this list of 10 things hiring managers hate about you to help you avoid some common pitfalls that hiring managers everywhere are tired of seeing. Check it out!
You can create a resume that sounds intelligent without using words bigger than you. Use the thesaurus for keyword inspiration and variations, but leave out the words that sound like you’re trying too hard.
Do ask about why the person who used to fill the position left the job, but don’t ask about the most common complaint about the job. That’s completely subjective anyway and makes a negative impression.
Persistence is only a virtue if it’s not irritating, so hold back on the aggressive follow-ups. Getting in touch with the hiring manager excessively makes you seem desperate.
How many times do they have to say it? Hiring managers will look up all of your online profiles, and yes, they will look through your pictures. Don’t be a disappointment and waste their time; clean up your online presence.
Mistakes 5-10 and the complete article