Top 10 Job Search Blunders

Last Updated Dec 10, 2010 2:06 PM EST

  • Top 10 Job Search Blunders

    By Steve Tobak

    Look, it's rough out there. Not only are there fewer companies hiring fewer people, but there's way more competition for those jobs than at any time I can remember. And I've been around a long time. That's the bad news. The good news is that I've got 10 tips that will give you a leg-up on all that competition and keep you from shooting yourself in the foot.

    What makes me such an expert on job searches? First, I'm not hiring or searching for a job. I've got no skin in the game and no axe to grind. So I'm objective. We're talking Zen-like perspective. Second, if you add up all the interviewing I've done over the decades - on both sides of the table - you'd get a huge number nobody would believe. I've seen it all.

    One more thing. The biggest blunder you can make is thinking you've got this job-search thing wired. You don't. And I've got 10 ways to prove it.

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