Business leaders detail 9 common mistakes job applicants make

Apr 19, 2024

The job application process can be difficult and nerve-racking for anyone, but it’s even more so for those who are venturing into the job market for the first time (or the first time in a while) and are unsure of current best practices. From résumé errors to interview blunders to follow-up faux pas, some common mistakes can significantly reduce an applicant’s chance of success.

Business Journals Leadership Trust members share the frequent errors they encounter that can derail a job candidate’s prospects. This practical advice can help you refine your approach to your job search, avoid pitfalls, make a positive impression and land your dream job.

Here are the insights from Mark D’Agostino

2. Not asking questions during the interview

The biggest thing that stands out to me is the failure to ask questions. I look for someone who is inquisitive. When someone doesn’t ask any questions, I wonder, “Are they not curious? Are they not thinking deeply enough about the role or the company?” Some of the most appropriately inquisitive candidates have been some of the best teammates and leaders in our company.

The Business Journals Leadership Trust
By Mark D’Agostino, President at ConnectedHR
Mark D’Agostino founded ConnectedHR in 2014 and currently serves as President.

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