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Job search mistakes

With all the resources and advice available online, it’s astonishing to see people continue to make the same mistakes when job searching.

I’m not talking about the big, laughable mistakes like showing up to an interview inebriated or inadvertently bad mouthing a former boss to his best friend. I’m talking about the small, seemingly innocuous, yet completely avoidable mistakes people make.

But you don’t have to be one of them. Use this list as a sort of checklist against these common mistakes, and protect your job search against painful mistakes.  You should always avoid:

Typos on your resume
They make you look unprofessional, proofread with extreme prejudice.

Waiting for the job to come to you
You should be proactive, make a list of the top 10 companies or jobs you want and figure out how to go after them.

Relying on job postings
An online ad is going to generate thousands of responses. Instead, focus much of your time on networking to find those unadvertised positions.

Casual searching

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The leadership landscape is as challenging now as ever. Business is done at light-speed, on a global scale, in the face of digital disruption that multiplies exponentially year after year. Leaders across industries need to continuously push for stronger performance and adaptability to keep pace. It's acutely Darwinian -- the enterprise either grows or it dies. That's why a tough-minded approach, that is hyper-focused on conjuring superior results, is required at the helm of today's organizations.
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