Top 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make

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Not customizing your resume

When looking for a job, it makes sense to send out a ton of resumes each week and hope you'll get a call back, granted you aren't doing the equivalent of an email blast with a generic cover letter and resume. According to Alexandra Levit, business and workplace consultant and Career Advisory Board member, a big no-no is failing to customize the materials and remarks to the position the company is looking to fill. In fact, based on the Career Advisory Board's Job Preparedness Indicator, 67 percent of hiring managers don't think they have to settle for a candidate so it behooves you to customize your responses to the job ad, she says.

Mistakes happen, but for job seekers it can mean the difference between landing a new gig and collecting another unemployment check. According to Donna Fuscaldo, writing for, finding a job isn't an exact science but if job seekers can avoid common snafus it can give them a leg up over the competition, which can be fierce.

From failing to learn about the company ahead of the interview to sending out a general resume to the masses, human resource experts, recruiters and career advisors weigh in to bring you the top ten mistakes job seekers make.


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