- Comparing and doubting yourself – Stop worrying about others, and focus on developing your best offerings – Yes, you are good enough and qualified for more positions than you’d expect
- Sharing your life history – Your resume is a marketing piece, not a biography – its sole purpose is to get you an interview
- Thinking too small – Think big picture when presenting your skills and abilities
- Putting your needs first - In the interview, it’s about their needs, not yours – show that you understand their needs and how you can deliver on them
- Only applying online – If you’re only applying online, you’re search strategy is seriously flawed – 80% of jobs are acquired through a referral or contact, so make it easy for hiring managers by getting a referral from someone they trust
- Networking only when you need to – Networking out of desperation is disingenuous, and they’ll see that. Think ABN – Always Be Networking, for the long-term benefits of staying informed in your field/industry and for helping others, which can trigger reciprocal support when you need it
- Not following up – hiring managers are overwhelmed, but you can help them by standing out with respectful follow-up and enthusiasm for the opportunity
Coach Baez has helped hundreds of clients level up their careers and lives. In this blog he shares some of his best tips and lessons learned through his years of coaching.