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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.

8. Not Having Concrete Examples


When an employer asks about your experience in a specific area, have examples at hand. If you have to sit and think about a time you dealt with a difficult donor, and you sit in silence for too long, an interview might assume that you are unprepared or that you are creating a story to tell. Prep for your interviews with a friend or co-worker and have them quiz you with questions you might get asked at the real thing.

Simply answering “yes” isn’t enough. Back up you answers with specific examples to show your wide range of experience. Be honest if you don’t have an example, though. Telling the truth is always better than making up a lie that your employer could learn about later.

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