3 Common Job Search Mistakes

Sergio Diazgranados Career Strategist

dream-jobBy: Sergio Diazgranados

As a hiring manager…

I have reviewed thousands of cover letters and resumes and have interviewed hundreds of applicants and can safely say that 95% of job seekers are approaching companies the wrong way.

If you are looking for a job right now…

Then make sure you do not make these 3 common job search mistakes:

MISTAKE 1 – Blasting Out Resumes

On average, out of 1000 cover letters and resumes that I receive per job posting, I can immediately tell that 85% of the people who have applied have not even thoroughly read the job description and are just blasting out resumes.

Guess what happens?


Stop blasting out resumes and wasting yours and the hiring managers time.

MISTAKE 2 – Lack Of Preparation

If you really want to work at a company, then take the time to learn more about them.

I generally set up a quick call with potential applicants and ask them a few screening questions before I bring them in for a formal interview. Seven times out of ten they are unprepared and lack an understanding of who we are and what we do.

Guess what?


Do your homework and be prepared.

MISTAKE 3 – Lack Of Confidence

When you do finally speak or meet with a company, be ready to step up and be confident. When a company hires you they are “buying” you.

Do you know what people want more than anything else when they buy something?


They want the certainty of knowing that you are the best person for the job.

Your confidence gives them confidence.

If you lack self-confidence, work on that before you approach companies otherwise you lower your chances of getting an interview or job offer.


For over 20 years Sergio Diazgranados has turned his passion into a 6-figure career without a high school diploma, college degree, special training, and zero connections.

He has helped run multi-million dollar media and tech companies as the CEO, CMO, Publisher, and Sales Director where he has hired hundreds of employees. Because of his experience, he now helps job seekers build a career they love, increase their salary, and get more interviews and job offers.

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1. I am sending out hundreds of resumes & cover letters. Why aren’t companies calling me back? 

2. I feel so overwhelmed & scattered from my job search. What should I do? 

3. What is the hidden job market? Does it really exist?

4. How can I increase my salary?

5. I hate networking. Do I need to network to get a job? 

6. I am an introvert, what is the best way to get a job? 

7. Why am I so nervous at interviews? 

8. What is the best way to find a job you love? 

9. Why is my career not progressing while my peers move further along? 

10. I feel stuck and bored in my career. What should I do?

11. Is my career on the right path?

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