The biggest problem facing job-seekers today is the abysmal state of the recruiting process in many or most medium-sized and large employers.
The broken recruiting apparatus makes it even harder than usual for a talented job-seeker to get a great job.
Job ads are opaque and unfriendly. When you submit an online job application, you could grow old and die waiting for a response. You are better off reaching your hiring manager directly than pinning your job search hopes on Black Hole career portals!
Because the talent market is so tough to navigate these days, it is more important than ever for job-seekers to put their best foot forward every time they apply for a job.
Anyone can sympathize with a frustrated job-seeker who decides not to take the extra time to research an employer before a job interview or customize a resume before submitting it — but those are the very mistakes that will cost you the job offer!
If you’re going to invest the time and energy to pursue a job search at all, it’s in your best interest to do it right. Here are 10 mistakes that 90% or more of job-seekers make: