Top 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make

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Focusing on starting salary

At the end of an interview, undoubtedly the hiring manager is going to ask you if you have any questions. If your first question has anything to do with starting salary or benefits, it's likely to hurt your chances of getting a job. Even if you are dealing with a situation where there are multiple offers on the table, McDonald says you're doing yourself a disservice if you focus on starting salary alone. "Look at the overall opportunity and not just the offer," he says. "Does the company offer a strong career path and opportunities for growth? Be sure to weigh all factors before you make the final decision."

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 Glassdoor.com, 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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