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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 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.



9. Using Personal Pronouns and Articles in Your Resume

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Your resume and your cover letter are not the same thing. While it’s okay to talk directly about yourself in your cover letter, “I” should be avoided at all costs in your resume. You resume should be concise, neat, and easy for an employer to read. Long explanations for job assignments and accomplishments are not needed. Instead of “I worked alongside government grantwriting team in the development department for fundraising” use “Worked alongside grantwriters in Development Office.” You want employers to learn as much as they can about you in one page, and wordy explanations will just turn the reader off.

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