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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.



4. Using an Unprofessional E-Mail Address

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“hot_fundraiser123@email.com” doesn’t exactly give off the impression of a serious nonprofit job-seeker. A silly email address makes potential employers think that you don’t take your job seriously and that you may act similarly on the job. You may think your fun email address is memorable, but when an organization sees it, your resume is going straight into the “Do Not Call” pile only to be forgotten minutes later.

Stick with email address that contain your name. This way, potential employers can easily attach your email to your resume and your resume to what a great candidate you are.

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