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Top 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make

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    Wasting resume space

    Your resume is your sales pitch, so you want to make sure it's concise and easy to read. You don't want to waste valuable resume space adding too much information about your volunteer work or hobbies, says Levit. At the same time, you don't want to have an ultra-specific objective that will pigeonhole you into a particular position only, she says. "Use space wisely by including results-oriented information and as many transferable skills as possible," says Levit.

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Top 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make

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    Wasting resume space

    Your resume is your sales pitch, so you want to make sure it's concise and easy to read. You don't want to waste valuable resume space adding too much information about your volunteer work or hobbies, says Levit. At the same time, you don't want to have an ultra-specific objective that will pigeonhole you into a particular position only, she says. "Use space wisely by including results-oriented information and as many transferable skills as possible," says Levit.

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.