The 10 Worst Job Hunting Mistakes
Whether you are a first-time job-seeker or you’re a veteran in your field, it is important that you take the right steps toward landing you ideal job. There’s more to a successful job search than ironing your best suit and printing out extra resumes.
Today’s employers are looking for the best of the best, and one typo on your cover letter can can get you thrown into the “Do Not Call” pile. Avoid these common mistakes to score your dream job.
5. Sloppy Speech
Speaking correctly, when on the phone with a potential employer or when in an interview, is just as important as having a typo-free cover letter. As a government professional, you will be expected to interact with a wide variety of people, from children to adults to professional peers. No matter who you are speaking to, you must be able to speak clearly and concisely. This means leaving out the “ums” and “likes”, not talking too fast or too slow, and using strong words to get your point across.
You must be able to speak to the level of your audience. In an interview, you should talk to the potential employer with confidence but stay away from sounding arrogant. It is also important to not speak like a child who is being scolded. Don’t whisper or slur your speech, and remember to take a breath between sentences.