The moment an employer receives your cover letter and resume, your job interview has essentially begun. While most assume the most important step is when you meet employers and really sell yourself, it can also be details before and after the job interview that gives them a better sense of who you potentially are as an employee. So here are some common job search mistakes that can affect whether employers consider you at all.
As part of your first impression, the cover letter and resume is your opportunity to highlight yourself. While different employers will prefer different styles of resumes, especially when considering technical positions, some things to avoid include:
So you’ve made it to the interview and are now ready to meet them in person. According to one expert, only 2% of applicants actually get interviews. So knowing you’re already considered one of the better applicants, here are some considerations of what NOT to do:
The interview is done, and the rest is up to them, right? Not entirely. Unless one interview is significantly much better than the others, hiring managers typically have to weigh the pros and cons of each applicant. Here are some common post-interview mistakes of potential applicants:
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