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This Common Mistake Derails Countless Jobseekers


Robby

If you are looking for work in Indianapolis, you have probably figured out that not every job opportunity is listed on one nice, comprehensive website. Many—if not most of the positions out there—are not advertised.

Which means you hear about them informally by being passed along. Which brings me to a huge mistake that I see all the time.

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Here’s what happens:

  1. A company has a job and they email various contacts, including me.
  2. I receive information about that job, which has position info, contact information, etc.
  3. I forward this information to various jobseeker groups
  4. They forward it along to jobseekers
  5. Some of those jobseekers contact me with questions

Did you see the error? It’s in the last step. I don’t know anything about the job, I just forwarded it. This is always apparent from the context of the email. But people contact me—as if they know me, and ask for help.

You can contact me if you know me. But don’t you think I’ve already given all the information I have when I forwarded the message? If knew more, wouldn’t I have added that in?

Worse, many jobseekers send their resume and cover letter to me personally. That just shows they aren’t paying attention at all.

I know that searching for a job can be scary. I know that every lead can fill you with a sense of urgency. But if you don’t read the basic instructions, you only communicate to others that you can’t (or don’t) read basic instructions.

Take a breath. Pay attention. Follow the guidelines. Think about what you are doing.

It’s worth it. Because if people keep making this mistake, they will stop getting jobs forwarded to them.

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About the Blogger: Robby Slaughter is a productivity speaker and expert. He is a principal with a AccelaWork, an Indianapolis consulting firm.

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