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Common Mistakes Job Hunters Make Online
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Job websites not taking you seriously?Despite of constant warnings about the career dangers of posting certain content on social-media sites, many job hunters still don’t follow the advice. Social profiles are easily remembered and not always in a positive way. Recruiters, who often move around from company to company, carry this information with them. This can significantly reduce your chances for a long period of time.

People don’t realize that small things like spamming their resumes or bending the truth can damage their career. Job hunters often send cover letters that claim a specific position at the company or submit the same letter for several other openings. Those candidates are loosing their integrity immediately. To avoid that, it is recommended to write about the two or three positions you’re most qualified for in a single letter.

People also regularly submit their resumes to multiple recruiters and hiring managers at a single company. This is a huge turn off for recruiters because it’s simply a waste of their time. Likewise, job hunters repeatedly derail their chances by applying for positions for which they don’t even meet the basic requirements. Some even apply to every job posted. Not unexpectedly, those resumes go directly to the trash folder.

There are job hunters repeatedly sending their resumes to the same recruiters every year, which gives the impression that they’re desperate or job hoppers. Another category of memorable job hunters are liars. Often people say they graduated from a school while they just took a course. Some of the lies can be discovered by simply looking online, e.g. recruiters may check candidates’ resumes against their LinkedIn profiles and often discover discrepancies.

Many job hunters continue to overlook the dangers of posting provocative or doubtful content on sites like Facebook. Remember, anything you publish online can knock you out of the running. The reason we hear is usually the same - because your representation did not align with the company’s philosophy and ethics. Though in most cases you will never find out why you were not hired.
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  • Bob Schroeder

    Do I have to send a "Thank You" letter by mail, or can it be by e-mail (as long as it is neatly done?) BSchroeder

  • Amorita Maharaj

    Very interesting messages.

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