Top 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make

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Spending too much time networking online only

In this age of LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, it's easy to do all of your networking on the Internet, but it shouldn't be the only tool to develop job leads. "I've found in my experience that people are more willing to help those they've met in person," says Paul McDonald, senior executive director with Robert Half. "Step away from your computer and meet people at professional association events, volunteer programs, your alumni activities, and more."

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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