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Top 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make

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    Casting too wide a net

    You want to be out there as much as possible, but focusing on too many companies and/or job ads can get overwhelming, let alone become a huge waste of time. Instead, Gimbel says to focus on five companies you are interested in working for and go from there. "Locate current and past employees on LinkedIn or the company's website and schedule a meeting with them," says Gimbel. "Take this meeting as an opportunity to pick their brain and find out about the company's culture, growth strategy and business practices." According to Gimbel, those meetings will not only increase your knowledge about the company, but give you an opportunity to gain an advocate within the company.

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Top 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make

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    Casting too wide a net

    You want to be out there as much as possible, but focusing on too many companies and/or job ads can get overwhelming, let alone become a huge waste of time. Instead, Gimbel says to focus on five companies you are interested in working for and go from there. "Locate current and past employees on LinkedIn or the company's website and schedule a meeting with them," says Gimbel. "Take this meeting as an opportunity to pick their brain and find out about the company's culture, growth strategy and business practices." According to Gimbel, those meetings will not only increase your knowledge about the company, but give you an opportunity to gain an advocate within the company.

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.