SUR­PRIS­ING MIS­TAKES

Among the hun­dreds of can­di­dates you’re prob­a­bly com­pet­ing with for a po­si­tion, many are go­ing to com­mit one of th­ese faux pas. Good thing you won’t.

Cosmopolitan (India) - - CAREER - By Anna Davies

1 YOUR TWIT­TER FEED IS LAME

“I al­ways look at po­ten­tial em­ploy­ees’ Twit­ter feeds,” says Ali­son Brod, pres­i­dent of US-based Ali­son Brod PR. “I know it’s in­for­mal, but a stream lit­tered with u’s and luv’s makes you look 12-years-old— def­i­nitely not hir­ing ma­te­rial.” Other stuff to avoid: Tweet­ing dur­ing work and talk­ing about so­cial plans. What’s good? Smart retweets and men­tions of in­dus­try play­ers. “A re­cent can­di­date’s feed men­tioned a few clients we rep­re­sent,” says Brod. “It was clear she cared about the in­dus­try. She got the job.”

2 YOU OVERUSED YOUR ‘ IN’

Em­ploy­ers ex­pect can­di­dates to use con­nec­tions to get their foot in the

A re­lax­ing mas­sage mid in­ter­view? Not such a good idea

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