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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.

2. Not Sending a Thank You Note


A personal thank-you note informs potential employers that you valued the time they spent with you. Even if the interview didn’t go perfectly, a thank-you note shows that you are determined and thoughtful. A thank-you note shows respect and allows you to express, once more, your desire to work for that particular hospital or clinic.

Avoid stock thank-you notes. Hand-written notes say the most because it shows that you took the time to sit down and create a personalized letter. Add specifics and be sincere. Don’t come off as fake or arrogant. Most job-seekers forget to send thank-you notes, so sending memorable letter can make all the difference.

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