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Top 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make

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    Freezing come negotiation time

    You got the job and now it's time to sit down and talk about salary. While you want to get the most, often nerves get in the way, which results in either asking for too much or not asking for anything at all, says McDonald. Instead of going into the discussions unprepared, McDonald says to research salary trends for your position and at the same time keep an open mind. "You may not get the starting salary you want, but the hiring manager may be able to negotiate other options like vacation time or schedule flexibility," he says.

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Top 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make

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    Freezing come negotiation time

    You got the job and now it's time to sit down and talk about salary. While you want to get the most, often nerves get in the way, which results in either asking for too much or not asking for anything at all, says McDonald. Instead of going into the discussions unprepared, McDonald says to research salary trends for your position and at the same time keep an open mind. "You may not get the starting salary you want, but the hiring manager may be able to negotiate other options like vacation time or schedule flexibility," 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.