6 Subtle Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Job Hunt

Job hunt sabotage

The job hunt isn’t easy. Talk about an understatement, right?

But, seriously, in today's tough job market, even the most innocuous things can make or break your chances of nabbing that plum gig. Don't believe us? Check out what these two HR experts had to say about the eight biggest interview mistakes people make.

But there are a few easy things that you can do to improve your job search, like avoiding these six self-sabotaging moves. Case in point: Ever heard of the 60-second mistake? Neither had we!

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  • So happy that a Spelmanite wrote this piece! Great work!! Spelman College foreva :)

  • Dale

    I disagree whole-heartedly with #6. I’ve been around the block more than a few times and I can tell you that if you’re offering up a salary first, you’ve already lost.

    Let them make you an offer, and you can adjust accordingly. Oftentimes they’ll try to lowball you, but if you have a confidence in what you’re worth and what you can get elsewhere, you’re in a powerful negotiating position.

  • oldmangoin

    I wouldn’t have minded some better grammar for the writing of this article. Maybe I could follow through on the chef’s idea and write a letter for Learn Vest expressing both my interest in, and my competency therein, for written language and its impact on readers – particularly in the professional presentation?