Top Job Search Blunders

By Robert Half on December 1, 2016 at 5:53pm

Top Job Search Blunders

Avoid These Mistakes to Land the Job

CFOs were asked, “What do you think is the most common mistake candidates make in their application materials?” Their responses:*

33% The materials are not customized to the job the candidate is applying for
24% The materials contain typos or poor grammar
21% The materials focus on job duties and not accomplishments
21% The materials include irrelevant information

CFOs were also asked, “What do you think is the most common mistake candidates make during job interviews? Their responses:*

27% Little or no knowledge of the company
22% Unprepared to discuss skills and experience
16% Unprepared to discuss career plans or goals
16% Lack of enthusiasm
11% Late arrival
9% Lack of eye contact

* Total does not equal 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 2,200 CFOs from a stratified random sample of companies in more than 20 of the largest metropolitan areas.

© 2016 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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