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Posted September 27, 2012 by

5 Deadly Sins of Job Seeking

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, CEO of KAS Placement Recruitment

The American job seeker works very hard to get a great position, however sometimes it’s the little things that prevent one from getting the job offer that they want.  While not making these mistakes tend to be common sense, it never hurts to get a refresher. (more…)

Posted May 21, 2012 by

Job Seekers, Beware! 7 Mistakes to Dodge at All Costs

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Are you in the process of searching for a new job but can’t seem to get the callbacks you want? It may be that you’re making some common yet avoidable mistakes along the way.

Don’t continue your job searching without being sure. Take a look at the following seven job-seeking mistakes that you should dodge at all costs: (more…)

Posted May 15, 2012 by

Wrong Way! Take a Right Turn to Get the Job

William Frierson of CollegeRecruiter.comWhere exactly is your job search going? Hopefully, you are on the road to success, but it is possible to make a wrong turn along the way. In order to get a job, you need to avoid certain tendencies that can slow you down. According to one expert, these include: (more…)

Posted March 28, 2012 by

Job Search Mistakes that May Prove Costly

William Frierson of CollegeRecruiter.comThe outcome of your job search depends on your effort. If you’re a serious job seeker, you understand your search is an investment and want to see results. However, those results can be put on hold if you are making costly mistakes along the way. Be sure to avoid these mistakes in your job search: (more…)

Posted March 22, 2012 by

Job Hunting Mistakes

collegerecruiter.comRecent college grads are often eager to enter the workforce. They have high expectations of landing their dream jobs. However, many college students are unprepared or don`t know how to properly apply for jobs. Job hunting mistakes are one of the main reasons for not finding a job. By avoiding common mistakes, students greatly increase their chances of getting hired. (more…)

Posted March 20, 2012 by

3 Entry-Level Job Seeking Mistakes to Avoid

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Are you an entry-level job seeker looking to get out there and find your first position? Making your first attempt marks the beginning of quite an adventure as you look to meet your goal of entering the workforce. As a newbie, it is easy to make a few mistakes here and there that could slow your ability to find work. So to get a successful start, here are some entry-level mistakes to avoid: (more…)

Posted March 20, 2012 by

C-Level Executives: 5 Job-Seeking Blunders to Avoid

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

It seems that once you reach the C-level, you should have no problem securing a great position. But in actuality, it is sometimes more difficult for C-level executives to find work; because they’re so good at what they do, they’re always employed.

In fact, top-level job seekers are often the ones who have the greatest difficulty finding positions because they’re no longer used to the hustle and bustle of a job search, and they make mistakes. Wonder if you’re making some yourself? Here is a short list of C-level job seeking mistakes to avoid: (more…)

Posted March 02, 2012 by

14 Common Job Hunting Blunders

Whether you are just starting your professional life or are a seasoned pro looking to make a savvy career move, whether you are between jobs or simply feeling the need to move on, the quality of your job hunt will determine your level of success. (more…)

Posted February 17, 2012 by

One Big Job Search Mistake That Can Make or Break Your Application!

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

It is amazing to me that even within the career industry (people who should KNOW not to do this), I still see this mistake again and again. Recently, an e-mail came across my desk from a colleague who is looking for a resume writer to add to their growing team. It made me think about the myriad of applications I’ve received over the years when I’ve made a similar call. Again and again, the biggest mistake I’ve seen involves job seekers who don’t do their research. Believe it or not, this is CRITICALLY important to your job search, and I’m going to give you a prime example why. (more…)

Posted November 23, 2011 by

11 Mistakes Federal Job Seekers Should Avoid

Federal job seekers often are frustrated with, overwhelmed by or puzzled over the complex federal hiring process. In their new book, Find Your Federal Job Fit, authors Janet M. Ruck and Karol Taylor explain that the “federal application process, which is unlike any other, can be cumbersome and confusing at times. It is based on a set of laws and regulations that were written for a specific purpose. Over time, layers of new laws were added. Eventually they created a morass of rules that now make up the federal hiring system.”

Federal job seekers, especially those just starting their searches, often make mistakes during the application process that could easily be avoided. Ruck and Taylor highlight 11 mistakes that many federal job seekers make, and how to avoid them. The errors include: (more…)