Anyone who’s looking for a job in today’s economy knows there’s not much margin for error because even the smallest mistakes can keep you from getting hired. So, here’s how to avoid 3 common mistakes that job applicants make:
#1: Talking too much. Interview expert Michael Neece says most job candidates believe they have to oversell their qualifications but that makes you look nervous and unorganized. Your best bet: Pause before you speak and think, “What are they really trying to learn from this question?” Make your answer brief and to the point. If the interviewer wants more details, they’ll ask.
The second job search mistake: Not knowing your market value. Career expert Liz Ryan says that at the moment, supply and demand favors companies. Which means some job seekers are pricing themselves out of a job by asking companies to match their old salary. The fix: Before your interview, research what your skills are currently worth by hopping onto websites like Payscale and GlassDoor.com.
And the last job search mistake is a career killer: Stretching or hiding the truth.
Career expert Caroline Ceniza-Levine says that 60 percent of hiring managers will toss a résumé if they even suspect a candidate’s stretching the truth or trying to put a too-positive spin on something like getting fired, or a long gap in employment history. The best way to deal with a black mark on your record is to own up to it. Then, tell your interviewer what you learned from the mistake and move on.
Tips for Letting Things Go and Moving On With Your Life In the immortal words of the Rolling Stones, “You can't always get what you want.” Well … We all make mistakes we spill things, drop things, trip over things, or get green stuff stuck in our teeth. But when it happens in public, we're mortified. We're sure that everybody noticed, and judged us har… Here's some good news for a change! The Christian Science Monitor reports that a recent survey shows that today's college freshmen party… Written To-Do Lists Outperform Electronic Ones Smart phones and computers may be a great way to stay in touch, but when it comes to managing your t… Things You Can Do to Feel Happier Being optimistic can add almost eight years to your life. So don’t let your misery send you to… What Do You Do If an Annoying Nickname Sticks With You as an Adult? It’s bad enough when kids call you cruel names in grade school – like “Hairy Mary,… Get Happy Fast I’m here to teach you how to get happy - fast! According to MSNBC, you may not be able to cont… I have your round-the-clock guide to happiness. You’ll wake up in a good mood and keep that positive feeling going all day long. Here’s … Is It Better to Go to College or to Start Working Right Away? This is for all those parents who are getting ready to write big college tuition checks, and for the… Factors That Contribute to Your Happiness Being happy isn’t just about your DNA or how you were raised. According to Yahoo.com, there ar… Make a Good Impression on a Job Interview, Date or at a Party Want to make a good impression? Whether it’s on an employer, a date, or someone you meet a par… Baby-Boomers Are Rethinking Retirement Living Baby-boomers are becoming senior citizens and they don’t want the quiet life! They want to sta… Identity Crooks Go Back to Basics Debit cards have never been more popular, especially among crooks.… Want to be luckier than you are? It's easier than you think, according to Psychologist Richard Wiseman, author of "The Luck Factor." … Here's How to Control Inner Conflicts Who among us hasn't eaten another wing when he's already full? Sure, we know we shouldn’t R…
Keep From Being Rude at Work Your Pet Can Save Your Life Pets not only provide companionship, but can also help save your life. Pets can protect against hear… Call in SICK on These Days BASIC.Communion Clip 02 with Francis Chan BEWARE: Sleep Apnea Beware of Portion Sizes 1/3 of North Americans are obese due to expanding portion sizes.… Stand-Up Desks: The New Trend at Work Don't Worry, Be Happy When it comes to being happy, you have more control than you think. In fact, the choices you make in… Tips to Eat Healthier Credit Card Fraud is on the Rise Last year over 15 billion dollars were charged to stolen credit card accounts. Thieves buy ipads, co… Which Bad Habits Are Bad For Your Health? Did you know if you don't brush and floss before bedtime that… Lose Weight and Get In Shape Cut Your Cancer and Stroke Risk Dark Chocolate Cuts Belly Fat Dark chocolate (70% cocoa) is good for cutting belly fat because it counteracts the buildup of bad… Life Changing Questions from Dr.