Avoid these pitfalls during your job search
Lack of clarity
It’s important to be consistent and clear with what you want, both in your resume and with yourself. This way you’re not sending mixed messages.
Too many resumesAggressive networking
Don’t change your resume for every job, Wellenstein said. The more resumes you write, the higher the likelihood a recruiter could get two different resumes from you. Instead, he suggested adjusting your cover letter for each job.
Don’t expect that everyone you meet will find you a job. Wellenstein said people are often too aggressive, and it’s counterproductive.
“Work on building relationships,” he said. “And, don’t just ask for a job up front.”
Depending on others
Don’t just send out hundreds of resumes and hope for the phone to ring — you have to be productive and make connections.
“If you’re sending out resumes without any connection to the person or company hiring, it’ll enter a black hole.”
Don’t think, “There are no jobs out there, I’ll just wait until the jobs come back.”
“People who are motivated will get the jobs,” Wellenstein said. “If you have a negative attitude about your search, or your last employer, you’ll send the wrong messages out.”