Ten Pet Peeves of a Career Coach
Meg Montford, Business & Career Coach
in the careers industry I hear many stories of what "turns off"
a hiring authority. Here are some of the top pet peeves along
with some my own. A career coach can support a client in modifying
these behaviors to enhance opportunities for getting and keeping
a job. My comments following each pet peeve.
Conducting over 5% of a job search in front of a computer - time
Answering machine with a child's voice giving instructions - not
Message left with a garbled / racing / undistinguishable phone
number - delete!
Business card collector working a room at a networking event -
Resume or CV with grammatical, formatting, and data errors - toss!
Late for an interview due to traffic / bad directions / car breakdown
- no excuses!
Runs in stockings / spot on tie / wrinkled shirt - expect the
unexpected and carry spares!
Treating receptionist / janitor / anyone with disrespect - job
Failure to ask for the job before leaving the interview - not
Forgetting to send a thank you note after the interview - not