The New Year is approaching quickly as this working year comes to an end. Since many professionals are anticipating holiday vacations, itʼs understandable why thoughts of work performance tend to enter a bit of a Twilight Zone. Weʼre on your side—who wants to spend time brainstorming ideas on year-end performances when good food, paid time off, and cheerful festivities are on the way?
In a job market where there are plenty of applicants, it only takes one mistake to ruin your chances. As a job seeker, you need to know what the common mistakes are and work to avoid them so you lead a successful job search, impress managers with your resume, and make a positive mark at the job interview.
You polished your resume and sent it to the right person, along with a stellar cover letter. You got a call. You aced the interview. You were brought back in—twice! You sent thank you notes after each interview, to each interviewer. Your follow-up was polite and appropriate. You were told you were a finalist. The HR person thought it was looking good for you…yet, they gave the job to someone else.