Searching for a job is tough. In today’s job market, there are plenty of job openings, but the job search competition is through the roof. In order to find a job listing, land an interview, and get hired you need a lot of things to line up perfectly. Unfortunately, all it takes is one simple mistake and you’ll ruin your chances of getting hired.
When a company posts a job opening, they are seeking the best person for the job. To determine who makes the cut, they look at a wide variety of contributing factors. Those factors include things like personality, skills, certifications, experience, network, and so much more. To solve the job search puzzle, you need all of the pieces in place and that’s no easy task.
If you seem to be striking out in the job search, here are a few things that can ruin your chances of getting hired:
- Social Media
- Email Etiquette
- Job Interview Attire
- Verbal And Non-Verbal Language
- Personality Type
- Soft Skills
- Networking Skills
- Job Interview Responses
- Smartphone Usage
- Questions You Ask
- Lack of Preparation
Are you guilty of any of these things? It’s highly likely that one simple thing is holding you back from getting hired. A single mistake can make the difference between becoming gainfully employed and heading back to square one in the job search. Think about the big picture and realize that it’s the little things that make the difference. The more things that you can do right, the better your chances of landing the job.
Discover more job search tips on the JobMonkey Blog. If you’re actively searching for a job, visit the JobMonkey JobCenter to search and apply for your next employment opportunity. No matter what happens, stay positive. Eventually, you’ll find the perfect job for you.