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Top 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make

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    Not practicing for the interview ahead of time

    Interviews can be intimidating, especially if you are going in cold, which is what many job seekers do. Being unprepared is a surefire way to bomb the interview and will leave you feeling less than confident next time around. Before you go on an interview, Canale says to make sure you know what your strengths are, what areas you are trying to improve, and what you enjoy doing outside of work. He also says job seekers should prepare "insightful" questions, not ones you can find on the company website. "Have the right attitude. Come across as confident but also as humble," he says. "Eye contact is important. It's an indication of confidence."

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Top 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make

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    Not practicing for the interview ahead of time

    Interviews can be intimidating, especially if you are going in cold, which is what many job seekers do. Being unprepared is a surefire way to bomb the interview and will leave you feeling less than confident next time around. Before you go on an interview, Canale says to make sure you know what your strengths are, what areas you are trying to improve, and what you enjoy doing outside of work. He also says job seekers should prepare "insightful" questions, not ones you can find on the company website. "Have the right attitude. Come across as confident but also as humble," he says. "Eye contact is important. It's an indication of confidence."

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.