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3 Unemployed Habits to Avoid

Posted by Brooke Lockhart on December 29, 2009

Colin Daymude - a CareerRealism expert - compares jobseeking to a diet, and claims that many jobseekers are binging on fast food when they should be adding healthy foods. But how does one avoid the bad habits and consume the good ones? Here are 3 jobseeking habits to avoid:

  • Blabbering about yourself in the interview. Hiring managers want to see how you can help them. Think of the interview as being about other people, not about yourself.
  • Using “quick fixes” like resume distribution services. They may seem to get you a job the fastest, but they will not help you stick out.
  • Applying to every job on the major job boards. Yes, hiring managers will look at candidates that come from CareerBuilder, but the way to really make a lasting impression is to research the company and contact the hiring manager directly.

Topics: Starting a Job Search, Job Search Strategies