We all make mistakes. And since looking for a job isn’t something that you do every day, you probably aren’t an expert. Even if you aren’t a professional job seeker, you still can be successful by using common sense. However, there are a few “unforgivable” mistakes you can make in your job search. Here are three job search mistakes never to make:
- Typos. Check your work. It may seem ridiculous not to hire someone because they had a few misspellings on a resume, but it really isn’t. If you can’t check your work before you even have the job, what will you do on the job? Making this mistake is a sign of carelessness. It shows the employer that you really don’t care.
- Lying. You don’t want to start any relationship out by not being honest. If you are embellishing your resume; you’ll probably be discovered. If you are lying in an interview; hiring managers usually can tell. You’re not going to be able to give examples of something you haven’t actually done. And if, by some small chance, you get the job; you will be embarrassed when you are asked to do something that you can’t. Save yourself and everyone else the time and effort by being honest from the start.
- Not having a plan. It’s tough to be successful in your job search without a little planning and organization. Staying on top of applications and conversations will help keep you on track. Give yourself action items and deadlines; if you don’t, it can become easy to do nothing. A job search is work.
What mistakes have you made when looking for a job? Let us know in the comments!