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The 10 Worst Job-Hunting Mistakes

The 10 Worst Job-Hunting Mistakes

Whether you are a first-time job-seeker or you’re a veteran in your field, it is important that you take the right steps toward landing you ideal job. There’s more to a successful job search than ironing your best suit and printing out extra resumes. Today’s employers are looking for the best of the best, and one typo on your cover letter can can get you thrown into the “Do Not Call” pile. Avoid these common mistakes to score your dream job.

10. Highlighting Duties Instead of Accomplishments in Your Resume


One of the most common errors is for job applications to give a laundry list of the job duties instead of pointing out their accomplishments. Employers can usually identify what your duties were through the job title – they would rather know what you did that made a difference. How did you succeed at your last place of employment?

Instead of “Kept medical records for 50+ patients” you could say “Single-handedly organized 10 years of medical records for 50+ Pediatric patients, both past and present, making them easily accessible for all.” Including your accomplishments instead of your duties will make you stand out in a crowd.

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