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The top 5 mistakes job candidates make

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Because today’s job-seekers see a stronger job market and lightning-fast, convenient ways to apply, they have a tendency to make crucial mistakes in the process, according to Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer for CareerBuilder.

Here are the top five blunders job candidates make, according to a CareerBuilder.com survey:

84% don’t find out the hiring manager’s name and personalize the application.

57% don’t send thank-you notes after an interview.

54% don’t customize their résumé for each employer.

45% don’t include a cover letter with their résumé.

37% don’t follow up with an employer after they applied.

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