The 9 most common mistakes candidates make when looking for a new job

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Here's a note of the 9 most common mistakes people make when looking for a new job.

1. Not allocating sufficient time for the job search

2. Becoming demotivated if things don't immediately go their way

3. Being over-confident and pausing a job search in the belief that a new opportunity may be in the bag

4. Focusing all efforts on just one job opportunity, or going to work for just one particular firm

5. Not doing enough research - either online or face-to-face

At Interview

6. Being over-familiar with the interviewer - for example, calling him / her by their first name

7. Talking about your personal life (even though you haven't been asked about it)

8. Slagging off your current or previous employers

9. Not asking meaningful questions - come prepared

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