The Most Common Job Hunting Mistakes
Below, in rank order, are reasons business and industrial managers gave for not offering a job to a new graduate, based upon a survey by Frank S. Endicott, former Director of Placement of Northwestern University.
- Poor personal appearance.
- Overbearing, know-it-all.
- Inability to express self clearly; poor voice, diction, grammar.
- Lack of planning for career; no purpose or goals.
- Lack of confidence and poise.
- Lack of interest and enthusiasm.
- Failure to participate in activities.
- Overemphasis on money; only interested in best dollar offer.
- Poor scholastic record-just got by.
- Unwilling to start at the bottom-expects too much too soon.