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The 10 Worst Job Hunting Mistakes

The 10 Worst Job Hunting Mistakes


Whether you are a first-time job-seeker or you’re a veteran employee, it is important that you are cautious and thoughtful as you try to land your ideal job. There’s more to a successful job search than ironing your best suit and printing out extra resumes.

Today’s government agencies are looking for the best of the best; one typo on your resume or cover letter could get you thrown into the “Do Not Call” pile.

Even though government employees are in high demand, there is still formidable competition for each job opening. What mistakes could cost you your dream job? Read through ten here:

1. Failing to Ask Questions in an Interview

2. Not Being Concise

3. Being Too Polished or Over-Prepared

4. Using an Unprofessional E-Mail Address

5. Sloppy Speech

6. Failing to Customize Your Cover Letter and KSA

7. References Do Not Check Out

8. Not Providing Concrete Examples

9. Using Personal Pronouns and Articles in Your Resume

10. Highlighting Duties Instead of Accomplishments in Your Resume

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