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5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by PatrickOkunima(m): 8:07am On Apr 23
If you don’t want your job hunt to be a demoralizing, difficult, and futile attempt, you have to cut out several mistakes. The fact is not many potential employees know what they’re getting wrong. They seem to fulfill all the requirements, have a splendid-looking resume but still can’t land a job.

If you’re one of such people with an unsuccessful job hunt in 2019, avoid these 5 mistakes to stand a better chance in 2020. To wit…

1. Beating Around the bush

It’s 2020 and employers are even more interested in what you can bring to the table. What value can you add to their organization? Rather than go on and on about all you’ve ever done, focus more on what you’ve accomplished.

Employers are particularly interested in the main features and highlights of your ability to fit in to what they have. This means you’ll be better served when you indicate areas of your career that generate more interests.

2. Taking Rejection Personally

Rejection is definitely part of the process. So taking it personally does more harm than good. If you faced a lot of that in 2019 but took it the wrong way, let your job hunt in 2020 be different. Sure, it’s not easy getting a reject mail or not receiving a feedback. This should help you prepare better for the next job search, and possibly push for a favorable feedback.

3. Applying for Every job

Applying for every job you come across sets you up for a big fail. This is because doing so makes you lose focus. Also, you begin to appear desperate when you hop onto every call for applications.

Taking shots for the sake of it doesn’t mean you get to score. Same thing applies to job hunting. Instead, you’ll put off potential employers especially if you can’t keep track of all your applications. What’s more, you might forget to align your resume with information useful to any specific organization.

Avoid applying for every job out there. Take your time to research on fewer applications, and follow through on them.

4. Not Standing out from the Competition

Job hunters often have one thing in common. They all sound alike. This is disadvantageous especially when there’s a scramble to fill few positions. What you want is to be unique and different from the rest. This you can do by outlining your achievements.

The fact is the responsibilities attached to job openings are the same for all applicants. What stands you out will be your achievements and skills that leave you better-placed to get hired.

5. Downplaying Talents and Achievements

You really want that job but downplay your obvious skills and talents for some reasons. This includes low self-esteem, fear, and not wanting to sound arrogant. However, you shouldn’t be afraid to shine or let people know just how good you are. In any case, most employers will still put you to the test. So it makes no sense to keep your talents and experiences secret.

Final Thoughts

2020 could be the year you get that dream job. Avoiding these mistakes is definitely a bold step in the right direction.

https://patrickokunima.com/5-job-hunting-mistakes-you-should-avoid-in-2020/

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Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by PatrickOkunima(m): 8:07am On Apr 23
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Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by Akube1z: 8:38am On Apr 23
My brother the way this 2020 take be we no understand . Everything go shall dey alright last last.

Nice write up .

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Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by PalmOilDealer: 8:41am On Apr 23
@ OP: Always on point.
Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by PatrickOkunima(m): 9:50am On Apr 23
Akube1z:
My brother the way this 2020 take be we no understand . Everything go shall det alright last last.

Nice write up .

We'll pull through, by the grace of Jah.

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Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by kerry57: 12:02pm On Apr 23
I think we should be thinking of creating jobs and not job hunting. We can create wealth with great ideas that we can act upon with little or no capital only if we can develop the drive. I cant stop Learning from my mentor Jack Ma.
Think it through.

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Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by Bilabong(m): 12:02pm On Apr 23
Did u just say 2020?

grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

Oga this year no follow for my life o.
Infact I will maintain my present age next year.
I can not can.
grin grin

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Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by sanemind2(m): 12:02pm On Apr 23
Noted

Meanwhile

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Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by Niggmatic: 12:02pm On Apr 23
You mean 2021?

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Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by NorthPrince: 12:02pm On Apr 23
5 job hunting mistakes you should avoid in **2021**

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Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by Tintinnoty(m): 12:02pm On Apr 23
Same 2020 that COVID19 has messed up?





Las Las, we go dey alright

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Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by emmabest2000(m): 12:02pm On Apr 23
Avoid doing nothing while lazing around hope that your pastor prophecy will come to pass grin



Oh ye brethrens ,
Remember that any faith without good work is useless oooo cheesy

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Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by dermmy(m): 12:02pm On Apr 23
Corona allow Nigerians hunt. May be 2021 grin

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Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by DonMustafa: 12:02pm On Apr 23
6. Not being connected: All the things OP wrote, if you are el rufai son, you don't need them. You can insult people on twitter and still get the best jobs

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Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by xrayj(m): 12:03pm On Apr 23
Hmm
This 2020 wey corona don already waste finish?

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Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by anibi9674: 12:03pm On Apr 23
Ultimate goal for 2020 is to stay alive, abi na for lockdown we go job hunt

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Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by MISTAICEY02288(m): 12:03pm On Apr 23
Story Story Stooooorrryyy!!! undecided

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Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by StarUp(f): 12:03pm On Apr 23
Op, manage this one...

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Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by babyfaceafrica: 12:03pm On Apr 23
Where are d jobs?
Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by Dobson43: 12:03pm On Apr 23
lipsrsealed



And who employes now when the era of social distancing is not over?


Are you even sure there would be a job to fall on after all?
Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by miteolu(m): 12:03pm On Apr 23
COVID-19 JOB

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Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by kolafolabi(m): 12:03pm On Apr 23
Well said and analysed. Kudos!
Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by gospelpen(f): 12:04pm On Apr 23
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Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by Oluwaseunbandur: 12:05pm On Apr 23
Let's survive covid first

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Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by Textra(m): 12:06pm On Apr 23
OP
You be man... May God help us all.


Anyway check my signature and survive covid 19
Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by favour32(m): 12:06pm On Apr 23
Covid19 survival first until 2021.
2020 sweet for ear but bad for eye!
Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by starbuck: 12:06pm On Apr 23
Ọ si nnọọ job hunting mistakes



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Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by Hisxellency: 12:06pm On Apr 23
When God is interested in your case.. The Grace can do wonders for you despite the odds against the year 2020

Corona Virus or not.. "I shall show mercy to whom I shall show mercy"..

Do enjoy a wonderful day ahead

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Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by shiki(m): 12:06pm On Apr 23
grin Don't tell them you base in Lagos or Ogun state, tell them you are from calabar for the fear of covid-19
Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by qanda: 12:07pm On Apr 23
Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by u11ae1013: 12:10pm On Apr 23
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Re: 5 Job Hunting Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2020 by Hades2016(m): 12:10pm On Apr 23
Lol where is the job or is it Covik- 1 9 job because I don’t understand grin grin

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