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Top 5 reasons job hunters fail

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Many of the mistakes people make when job hunting could be avoided, says Robin Ryan (www.robinryan.com), a vocational counselor, motivational speaker and author of 60 Seconds & You’re Hired!

“I divide my time between talking to hiring executives, HR folks and working with job search clients. This gives me a very broad view of what people do that works, and what trips them up—often without realizing it,” Ryan says.

The top reasons job hunters fail, according to Ryan:

1. Failure to quickly sell your accomplishments and results. “Résumés get glanced at and rejected in 15 seconds or less. Generic job descriptions, vague and unfocused résumés don’t work,” she says.

Tips: Use verbs like "streamlined," "created" and "implemented"—to show you’re a take-charge, get-the-job-done person. When applying online, always follow up by mailing a hard-copy résumé—it doubles your chances of getting noticed.

2. Not writing a cover letter....(register to read more)

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