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Monday, September 28, 2009

why little things matter in your job search

I’ve been thinking lately about the nature of candidate mistakes in the hiring process. The fact is, everyone makes mistakes. A single mistake generally says very little about you. It's patterns of mistakes that matter. But when you're on a job search, a small blunder can take on far greater importance than it would in most contexts. This is hard on job seekers, who can't possibly attain a superhuman level of perfection. It can seem unfair to be judged so harshly for mistakes everyone makes--typos, stupid comments, the occasional late arrival.

Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about why these little things matter so much. Please check it out and leave your own thoughts over there!


Anonymous said...

AAM once again you've hit the nail on the head. I agree with everything in the article.