7 Things For Job Seekers To Leave Behind in 2017

Can you believe it? We are stepping into 2018 in just a few days! Amazing how this year has just flown by.

We’ve been reflecting on the year we are leaving behind and have put together a list of things we can leave behind as well.

Here are 7 Things to Leave Behind in 2017 …

  1. Spelling words incorrectly on your resume – using “deetail-oriented” on your resume might just tell the opposite about yourself. Ask someone to proofread your resume. You’ll be glad you did.
  2. Taking your phone into an interview – Show how serious you are about this job by leaving your phone in the car or turning it completely off before you walk in. (P.S. Don’t think putting it on vibrate works. Everyone in the room still hears it.)
  3. Passing on researching your interviewing company – Do your research BEFORE the interview about the company and your interviewer. Try to wing it and you might find yourself flat on your face and without the job.
  4. Being shy on LinkedIn – Use LinkedIn recommendations.  They speak volumes because they are so public and can impress potential employers before you say a single word. Here’s more on LinkedIn recommendations.
  5. Leaving references to luck – Not prepping your references about the job you’re applying for is a common mistake. Yes, your reference should know you (and like you) but that’s not enough. Do they know your work? Do they know the position you’re applying for? Help them help you!
  6. Being a “DO IT ALL” Joe  – Definitely leave behind trying to do it all on your own. Collaborate, get advise, find a mentor that can help!
  7. Pushing the pause button on your dreams – If you have your heart set, don’t settle for a job that takes your career in a totally different direction.  Follow your dreams, one step at a time!

This year has been amazing! We’ve seen exponential growth over here. We have helped place some of the most talented Interior Designers and Architectural professionals that we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. It is all because of YOU!!

Your referrals to other professionals, likes and follows on social media, and word of mouth support has helped our firm with the amazing growth we’ve seen in 2017. Thank you! Because of you we celebrate the holidays in reflection of the year. We appreciate all of our candidates and firms we represent.

Have a very happy holiday season. Looking forward to hearing from you in the upcoming year.

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