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Job Search Mistakes to Stop Making Today

Job search mistakes are common and can hold qualified candidates back from achieving their dream careers. You don’t want to make errors in your efforts to find work if those errors could deprive you of great opportunities, so it is important to understand and avoid the most common mistakes including:

  • Not working with a recruiter: Trying to tackle your job search without help from staffing professionals is a big mistake for lots of reasons. First, you won’t get the expert advice that a recruiter can provide as you tailor your job hunt. More importantly, you also won’t learn of the many opportunities that are only open to candidates who go through recruiters. Many top companies use staffing services for all their hiring needs and may never post jobs publicly. If you don’t work with a recruiter, you could miss out on these potential careers.
  • Sending out application materials with errors: Your application materials, including your resume and cover letter, need to make the best impression possible. If there are typos, outdated contact information or other mistakes, it sends the message you’re careless and uninterested in the job. You’re very unlikely to get an interview if this is the message you’re sending.
  • Failing to customize your cover letter and resume: Hiring managers can spot generic resumes and cover letters and won’t think very highly of candidates who submit them. Tailor your application materials to the specific job, highlighting up front how you have the skills the employer is looking for in a candidate.
  • Not preparing for the interview: If you’re lucky enough to land an interview, don’t stumble through and make mistakes that cost you the career opportunity. Research the company, prepare answers to common interview questions and practice before your interview so you come across as a competent, skilled person the company would be lucky to hire.

High Profile can help you to avoid job search mistakes so you can be successful in your quest to build a great career. Our staffing professionals have helped many qualified candidates to land great jobs in Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding areas. To find out more about how our staffing service can help with the job hunting process, give us a call at 972-991-7900 or contact us online for assistance.