16 ways to annoy po­ten­tial em­ploy­ers

Don't annoy peo­ple who hold your fu­ture in their hands. Be cool and pro­fes­sional!

NOW Magazine - Career Companion - - FRONT PAGE - Source: Bon­nie Lowe. Tons of tips for job seek­ers can be found at her Web site, www.best-in­ter­view-strate­gies.com

1. Ap­ply for jobs you are not qual­i­fied for.

2. Send a generic cover let­ter that doesn't iden­tify the po­si­tion you're in­ter­ested in.

3. Put a use­less, seen-it-a-mil­lion-times Ob­jec­tive on your re­sume.

4. Make your re­sume a list of past du­ties in­stead of ac­com­plish­ments.

5. Lie, brag or ex­ag­ger­ate about ANY­THING.

6. Keep mak­ing repet­i­tive "no­tice-me" calls to ask if your re­sume was re­ceived.

7. Fail to re­spond quickly to mes­sages left on your an­swer­ing ma­chine or voice­mail.

8. Ar­rive at the in­ter­view late.

9. Be rude to the re­cep­tion­ist. 10. Fail to re­search the com­pany prior to the in­ter­view.

11. Refuse to give your salary re­quire­ments when re­quested prior to the in­ter­view.

12. Put "See at­tached re­sume" in­stead of fill­ing out the ap­pli­ca­tion com­pletely.

13. Be un­pre­pared at the in­ter­view.

14. Ask "What's in it for ME?" type ques­tions at the in­ter­view.

15. Fail to send a thank- you let­ter af­ter the in­ter­view.

16. Call to ask about the sta­tus of the po­si­tion days be­fore you were told they'd make a de­ci­sion.

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