By Jane Burnett
With the new year come plenty of opportunities to get your job search right.
This is what you shouldn’t do during your job search in 2018.
1) Allude to your age
Don’t give anyone a reason to doubt your skills.
Peter Economy, a ghostwriter and author, writes in Inc. that you should not include “age identifiers” on your resume or LinkedIn page.
“Don’t list those positions you had a long time ago, and leave off graduation dates,” he writes. “Age discrimination does exist, and you at least want to get your foot in the door for an interview so they can see how awesome you are at creating age-irrelevance.”
2) Fail to be your own champion
Marcello Barros, author of The International Advantage: Get Noticed. Get Hired!, writes about this in The Muse.
“Some people spend precious emotional energy assuring themselves that the hunt is taking as long as it is because they simply aren’t good enough,” he writes. “And when you stop believing in yourself, you’re in trouble. Don’t rush into a decision like taking a position you feel uneasy about or heading back to school simply out of fear. Instead remind yourself of all the reasons you might not be getting a call back that have nothing to do with you (like if you’ve been applying to roles you truly aren’t qualified for).”