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This weeks #careerchat – Most common mistakes in your job search

November 1st, 2011

Here is what I had to say during this week’s #careerchat. You can join in each Tuesday at 1pm EDT/10am PDT using your Twitter account.

  • @bizMebizgal: TODAY Topic: What are the top mistakes that people make when job searching? Join us from 12-1 CST. See you soon! #careerchat
  • Build the the Career You Deserve! It’s time for  #careerchat
  • @bizMebizgal It has been the tagline for my podcast for years now. I truly believe it, too. Everyone deserves a great career! #careerchat
  • Be open to opportunities outside your usual realm of work that present themselves. Don’t just ignore them. Could be new career!
  • Also, don’t just take the first job offered. Make sure it takes your career in the direction you want to go.
  • In job search, just like relationships, seeming too desperate can kill your chances.
  • @Tiffany_Rainbow Yes, mis-addressed letters can easily happen when you are creating multiples. Must carefully proof.
  • Re: misaddressed letter – Have a “process” to step through each letter individually so this doesn’t occur.
  • @YouTern Networking also isn’t just about “what can you do for me?” Help other and you will get help.
  • Don’t think that you have to/should have the exact same job at another company. Job search is the time to experiment and grow.
  • @DaveYouTern Well, actually, I think job search is all about YOU. It is finding a job that fits your wants, needs and desires.
  • @DaveYouTern Yes, you are trying to fit company’s needs, but also trying to find a great fit for you. Should be balance between
  • For many years we have labored under the concept that “company over all”, but we need to break away from that.
  • @bizMebizgal Important to internalize what you know so that it becomes a part of who you are. You should be able to share your..
  • …knowledge and skills automatically. I can talk about new media extemporaneously because I have done it so often.
  • Re: wide range of skills – @BethAnneEretto I think it makes you more employable as you simply have more options of possible jobs
  • @bizMebizgal Yes, repetition sticks your career story in your mind and also make you think and discover what you truly want.
  • As an exercise I sometimes list out everything I want out of a dream job, then try to find something that fits.
  • Good exercise to do with my career consulting clients, too. You never know unless you think about it.
  • Yep, it makes them think. Then, at least, you can aim in that general direction. I call it the Career Compass!
  • I have a Kindle booklet coming out on the Career Compass as a tool to guide your career. I use the idea a lot.
  • I don’t think you can convince someone who is biased against older workers. Need to find more willing people.
  • I think a LinkedIn profile is just one more tool in the toolbox and costs you nothing to create. Could be useful so do it
  • You may need to do some of that work for freelance clients to gain experience you can then show to others.
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