Unreasonable Expectations – Much like the way some employers ask too much from prospective employees, job seekers sometimes have expectations beyond what an employer can provide. There are times when you need to meet employers halfway and be willing to make concessions in order to meet a common goal.
Too much “I” on the cover letter – When writing your cover letter, you definitely want to highlight your skills and experience. However, you want to do this in a way that will focus on how they will benefit the employer.
Making mistakes unknowingly – You go to interview after interview, but every time you still end up disappointed and without a job. It would be wise to take time after every interview to analyze the good and the bad of what you did. Doing so will help you do better next time, until you finally ace the interview.
Waiting to hear back from awesome interviews – You had a great interview at a firm that you’re really interested in. They expressed a great deal of interest after the interview, so you didn’t look for jobs with other employers. After a while, you still haven’t heard back because they neglected to tell you that they hired someone else. Unless an offer is extended, don’t get your hopes up even after a great interview.
Your search for a new job will be full of challenges. Don’t get overwhelmed with these challenges, and don’t get in the way of your own success by making fundamental mistakes. The job search is like any other skill in life: Keep trying, make adjustments to your strategy, and you will get better at it over time.