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The Essentials of Business Etiquette: How to Greet, Eat, and Tweet Your Way to Success by Barbara Pachter

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88. Are You Making Rookie Job-Hunting Mistakes?

As a result of working with a number of recent college graduates, I’ve noticed that their inexperience with the workplace affects their job search. Here are six rookie job-hunting mistakes and ways to avoid making them. (Some of them apply to experienced job seekers too.)

1. Giving up. One graduate couldn’t find a position in her field, so she took a low-paying clerical job and stopped her search. It’s fine to take temporary work, but don’t throw in the towel. Spend time on your search, and give it your all. Some people make only a halfhearted effort when seeking employment, thereby missing out on potential opportunities. If you keep searching, you will increase your chances of landing the job you ...

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