The 5 Most Common Errors in the Job Search Process

Although there are many job openings, candidates are still complaining about the lack of “normal” work.

Why? It's because they're looking in the wrong places and in the wrong ways that the problem persists. These are the five most common blunders people make when looking for work. To that end, we're delighted that we can make this information available to you. As a result, here are the most common blunders to avoid.

1. Not Look For Work Outside Of “Trusted Places”

Not Look For Work Outside Of Trusted Places

Most job seekers say they are currently employed but are willing to consider new opportunities. To avoid “flagging” their current job searches, these professionals are extremely cautious when it comes to posting their resumes or selecting job opportunities. As a result, they stick to methods that have been proven or anonymous in the past.

Not all of the time does this make sense. If, for example, a professional decides, out of habit, to tell only close friends or acquaintances about their job search, this is a more reliable route than, say, posting job announcements on poles. The question is, however, how many jobs are “in the backs” of friends and family? Isn't it going to take a long time to find a job?

As a result, posting your resume on job boards where employers can only view it is preferable. Communicate with staffing firms or individual recruiters if necessary. Consider using social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to facilitate this type of communication. What the heck!

2. Assuming that your resume is flawless

I'm aware of many seasoned professionals who simply update a few lines of their old resumes to reflect their new employment history. They don't look for mistakes, dates, or information that doesn't fit together. So, since the potential employer requested it, I'm providing it here. Furthermore, their “masterpiece” has received mixed reviews. For added weight and significance, some people copy and paste entire job descriptions into their cover letters and resumes.

It's not enough, mind you. An employer must see something on a resume that compels him to pick up the phone and call a candidate for an interview. What's the secret to doing that? It's a cinch. There must be a description of the accomplishments of one's work. And keep it short but vivid. Consider who they are looking for in a candidate for the position you want, and act like them.

3. Look for a Job with a Nonchalant Attitude

Look for a Job with a Nonchalant Attitude

I created a resume and posted it on a job site, then sat back and waited. The question is, who among us saw ourselves in this picture? It's good, but not good enough, in our opinion. For a resume to work, it must be constantly updated on all Internet resources, but it should also have at least two options for specializations if you're looking for work in more than one position.

Talk to hiring managers of companies that seem promising and check out job openings in areas you're interested in. This is no longer a fashion faux pas, but rather a fact of life in the marketplace. Even though you're looking for new opportunities, you're not asking for a handout.

4. Selling Your Needs, Not Your Skills to Your Employer

When asked “what salary are you interested in?” many employers are taken aback when a candidate responds with a number that includes the spending portion of his budget. When it comes to the cost of education, they don't mention it.

This is especially true of young specialists. Employers might be unwilling to buy a candidate's ability to rent an apartment or go to clubs, but rather his abilities that allow this very company to profit.

Employers are looking for hard and soft skills in a potential candidate, but these are generally the same: negotiation skills, people skills, and the ability to use time tracking software for engineers.

Employers will make an investment in a candidate's future if they believe in their abilities. For them, quality work functions or participation in projects are more important than a simple desire to be employed.

5. Take A Job Interview And Make It Personal

Take A Job Interview And Make It Personal

Yes, any recruiter would prefer to hear the real reason for the job search, rather than the expected “no growth and development” and “bored with the routine. It's not necessary, however, to “pour out” all of the negative details or even worse, gossip and complaints. Because you have the financial wherewithal to voice your opinions during the interview. There is a good chance, however, that you will “fail miserably”.

Why? Crybabies and naysayers are despised by all. It raises questions when you've worked at the same company “for a hundred years, but have never had the opportunity for a pay raise or career advancement.”

Other than asking your immediate supervisor, what did you do to obtain it? Is it because you didn't get a promotion during your many years at the company that you were so successful? Think about whether or not getting a job at this company is more important to you than “washing your hands” of your former or current employer. If so, go for it.


To sum things up. It is in the interest of employers to find candidates who are willing to take on new responsibilities and who aren't afraid to fail. Such applicants are quickly hired. What are you waiting for?

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