Perhaps you spent painstaking hours crafting the perfect cover letter with just the right mix of professionalism and pizzaz — but you attach it to an email that misspells the hiring manager's name.Your hard work will likely end up in the trash folder.Lying on your resume to get ahead or making promises about your skill set that you can't follow through with may help you land a job, but will likely lead to an unsatisfactory experience for both you and the company you're joining.Keep in mind that many jobs have a 90-day trial clause worked into contracts, meaning that they can terminate employment fairly easily — think of the first few months of your new gig as the crucial first few months of a budding relationship. "Just how your significant other will eventually find out you didn’t actually go snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, so will your future employer learn the truth about your limited skills with public speaking, Photoshop or foreign language proficiency," says Nathan Parcells, co-founder and CMO of Intern Match.Maybe you never saw yourself dating a redhead or working at a startup — but sometimes happily ever after takes a different path from the grand vision in your head.Beware of extreme pickiness: You might miss out on something really amazing just because that guy from is a couple inches shorter than you'd hoped, or you just don't "see yourself" taking an internship after graduation from college. Without stretching yourself too thin, it doesn't hurt to apply to positions you're slightly under-qualified for.
This means spell-checking, proofreading and using the correct tone in your emails.
"Embarrassing job search emails have been known to go viral among the HR community just like any other viral email, so think before you send," says Townsend.
To ensure you're using the appropriate tone in your interactions, do research on the company culture before reaching out.
How you even answered some of those questions, you'll never know.
You freeze any time you hear anyone's phone go off, you can't stop overthinking that slightly odd answer you gave to one of the questions and hours start to feel like days. "You're reassured they like you now, therefore, you walk in knowing you got this. Welcome to the first day of the rest of your adult life!