Monday, March 1, 2010

Here are some mistakes that candidates make:

1. Listening to/taking advice from the wrong people/sources and following it

2. Believing there is really nothing important to know, or that if there is anything important, you already know it

3. Embellishing your resume and overstating your compensation

4. Believing that your resume will get you hired

5. Wasting your finite resources--time, money, and mental energy

6. Ignoring your physical condition

7. Believing that your cover letter/resume/response to postings will be treated more favorably than you've treated those you have received from other executives

8. Misunderstanding the motives, hiring strategies, and consuming behavior of search consultants, CEOs, and gatekeepers

9.Agreeing to foolish requirements to demonstrate your expertise; providing free consulting to companies

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