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:
|39% The materials include irrelevant information|
|29% The materials contain typos or poor grammar|
|19% The materials are not customized to the job the candidate is applying for|
|8% The materials focus on job duties and not accomplishments|
|5% Don't know/no answer|
CFOs were also asked, “What do you think is the most common mistake candidates make during job interviews? Their responses:*
|33% Late arrival|
|23% Little or no knowledge of the company|
|18% Unprepared to discuss skills and experience|
|12% Lack of enthusiasm|
|8% Unprepared to discuss career plans or goals|
|5% Lack of eye contact|
* Total does not equal 100 per cent due to rounding.
Source: Accountemps survey of more than 270 CFOs from a stratified random sample of companies in Canada.
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