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.
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