When using the Internet to find a new job, smart people often make stupid mistakes, according to CareerJournal.com, The Wall Street Journal?s executive career guide. CareerJournal.com listed the most common Internet job-search blunders:
? Cover letters. It?s simple to cut and paste the same letter and sent it to different hiring managers, but make sure you proof your changes to avoid silly mistakes.
? Direct communication. It may feel like you?re communicating directly with a hiring manager, but he is likely to be receiving hundreds of r?sum?s each day, so don?t be too familiar in your greeting.
? E-mail addresses. Make sure the address you use is professional. If your address is ?firstname.lastname@example.org? consider opening a new e-mail account.
? Fun fonts. Bright colors and exotic fonts in electronic r?sum?s and e-mails often don?t translate in other e-mail systems.
? Out of your league. Don?t submit an application for a position unless you?re truly qualified.
? ?What if my boss finds my r?sum??? Surveys show that you aren?t likely to be fired for job hunting; it may even prompt your boss to improve your position to keep you.
? R?sum?. If your work experiences don?t sell the employer on hiring you for a specific job, revise or omit them in subsequent applications for similar positions.