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The 10 Worst Job Hunting Mistakes

The 10 Worst Job Hunting Mistakes

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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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    misiuplease

    almost 6 years ago

    90 comments

    Bull...t!
    The person on interview is not same at job duty if hired!
    Same as the person you marry is not the same in life!

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    MWHITE

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    This article was very helpful. Thank you for the career brush up.

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    Jbishop07

    almost 6 years ago

    6 comments

    I have a BA in Comparative religion and M.E. Studies, but I'm having a hard time finding a job as well. I would love to even get an interview, but I'm not sure if it's the economic times and ppl just are not hiring, or if I am looking in completly the wrong places. Be nice to try out my interviewing skills.

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    Dude781999

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I was recently in an interview and the hiring mgr. knew less about the position than I did. I do not think I was over qualified, but the hiring mgr. knew very little about regulatory requirements for the position I was seeking.
    It is hard to NOT emphasize your skills without being considered overqualified.
    The interview skills of the hiring mgr. should give a hint as to how to tailor your responses as the interview progresses.

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    Roberts

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    have a B.A and I am working in motel as a housekeeper because I can't get a job in my field which is either working as an assistant in an office, or working as a teachers assistant I am working now on my Masters in Educational Counseling. Help me because I am depressed and I need a job.

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    peacebe

    almost 6 years ago

    33902 comments

    Great reminders.

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    Account Removed

    almost 6 years ago

    Please don't keep say "I" in your resume!

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