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20 Mistakes That Still Kill Your Job Search [Infographic]

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No matter how often we talk about the serial mistakes made by job seekers… they are still being made. And they are still killing the chances of job seekers everywhere.

From spelling errors to that “partyboy420@hotmail.com” email address, and from not matching your resume to not bothering to follow-up, these mistakes – as shown in this infographic from Go Study Australia – must be avoided…   

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30 Reasons Your Job Search is Taking Way Too Long

Wasting Time on Your Job Search

As many have discovered, effective job search methods have changed substantially in the last few years – and it can be hard to leave behind the job search techniques that used to work, but don’t in our current economy.

You can, however, control what you do – and how you are spending your valuable time. And that means eliminating the time-wasters, like these…   

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Ten Misspelled Words That Can Kill Your Personal Brand [Infographic]

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A fun post that will (hopefully) make you smile on a Monday morning? Yes.

At the same time, this infographic from The Oatmeal is a reminder of some all-too-common typos we (almost all of us!) overlook, every day. And ones recruiters will tell you that they see far too often…   

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Beware These 5 Easy-to-Make Job Search Mistakes

Easy to Make Job Search Mistakes

From time to time job seekers discuss with me the difficulties they face in finding a job, or getting interviews.

Most times I empathize with these individuals because the job search process can take a toll on anyone; people get into panic mode, and all rational thinking goes through the window. And mistakes are made, like these:   

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The Dirty Dozen: 12 Common Online Job Search Mistakes


Some job search mistakes are extremely common. Unfortunately, they cost job seekers opportunities they may otherwise have had, and extend their job search by weeks or even months.

Avoid these 12 common online job search mistakes, which I call the “Dirty Dozen”:   

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7 Ways You’re Making the Job Search Even Harder


Finding a new job today requires much more creativity and initiative than in the past. Unfortunately, many job seekers are trying to apply what worked in the past in a new set of circumstances. Much (certainly not all) of their delay in landing that next position is self-inflicted; they are making the job search even harder.

In no particular order, here are eight ways job seekers make their job search more difficult than it needs to be…   

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