Eight Mistakes to Avoid While Job Hunting Online

Boost your chances of finding your dream job on the Web

Hitting “send” before you spell check and review the correspondence: There are no second chances to review documents or correct errors once you’ve hit “send” on a piece of online correspondence. “The speed at which information is delivered online is faster than your mind works, so you must be careful about what you’re sending,” says Nason, who advises all job candidates to thoroughly review their spelling, grammar and sentence structures (or better yet, have someone else check it for you), before hitting send. “Once it’s gone, you can’t pull it back and fix it.”

Focusing too much on your own goals and aspirations: If you really want to impress future employers, says Gillis, don’t tell them that your job objective is a “rewarding and challenging career in a progressive, exciting industry.” Instead, tell them that you sold $3 million in products and services over the last 12 months for your current employer, and show how you can deliver that same value to a new company. “Employers want to know what you can do for them,” says Gillis, “not the other way around.”

RESOURCES

BlackEnterprise.com/Careers

YAHOO! HotJobs

JobCentral

Simply Hired

CareerBuilder

Monster

Indeed

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  28. Most of the information provided on this post is correct. However, I disagree with omitting your address to fool or distract employers into thinking you fall within their hiring range. Ethically and practically speaking “That job is not meant for you”. It is best to be honest and forthcoming so that you can avoid surprises later in the application process. It sends up a “Red Flag”

    You only have 10 seconds to make an impression why waste it by having the reader wondering…Where is this person’s address? If you cant trust me with your address, then why should I trust anything that is on your resume? Furthermore why should I trust you with my company’s internal recipe for success? Don’t Hide…Highlight!

    Kim N Carswell
    Author of Resume Branding 101: Strategies For Getting Noticed in 10 Seconds or Less
    http://www.personaaffairs.com/resume.html

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