Scammers sometimes target desperate job seekers by soliciting money for fake training programs or other services, Judi Perkins writes. Some red flags of these scams include poorly written advertisements, no contact information and auto-responder e-mails, she writes.
Boring, generic job details and an unending litany of past jobs are some of the resume mistakes that job seekers make, Judi Perkins writes. If your resume is "difficult to read, is cryptic, or necessitates being slogged through, you’ll be tossed aside and forgotten," she writes.
Whenever you communicate with an employer about a job, think about how you might sound from the other person's point of view, Judi Perkins writes. For example, provide some information about yourself to jog the person's memory about who you are. Job seekers often "behave as if the person they’re [e-mailing] doesn’t [e-mail] with anyone else or has been sitting at their desk, waiting for this particular [e-mail]," Perkins writes.
Attention Deficit Trait, a neurological disorder triggered by information overload, undermines the decision-making ability and productivity of many talented workers, according to psychiatrist Edward Hallowell.
If you behave the same way with your buddies as you would with a company CEO, you might need to increase your self-awareness, Joyce E. A. Russell writes. "Research has shown that high self-monitors are social chameleons, adapting their attitudes and behaviors to suit different situations. They are better able to present themselves in socially desirable ways and are able to adjust to new situations more effectively than low self-monitors," she writes.