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Top 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make

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    Failing to do research ahead of the interview

    You got the call back for an interview and now you're focusing on figuring out how to get there and what to wear when you should really be focused on getting to know the company and ideally the person that's interviewing you. A common mistake, and one that can really hurt you during the interview, is not doing your homework beforehand, says Steven Canale, manager, global recruiting and staffing services at General Electric. You want to "know the company's history, present and future," he says.

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Top 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make

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    Failing to do research ahead of the interview

    You got the call back for an interview and now you're focusing on figuring out how to get there and what to wear when you should really be focused on getting to know the company and ideally the person that's interviewing you. A common mistake, and one that can really hurt you during the interview, is not doing your homework beforehand, says Steven Canale, manager, global recruiting and staffing services at General Electric. You want to "know the company's history, present and future," he 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 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.