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The top five fatal mistakes made by Job-Seekers

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In my last column, "How to Make the Headhunter Hate You", on Dec 21, I looked at five of the Top 10 faux pas committed by people in the course of applying and interviewing for new jobs. To recap briefly, they were: getting people's names wrong, an overlong re{aac}sume{aac}, dressing for the disco instead of for an interview, failing to prepare, and faking your qualifications. But it gets worse: here are our final _ and potentially fatal _ five: 

- "You forgot to mention that allowance of 25,000 baht": At the end of any recruitment process, we start negotiating compensation and benefits. The headhunter will usually liaise with both parties as a buffer, just to ensure there are no hard feelings because of some tough negotiations.

Once you have tabled all the details of your current package, it's a killer in any discussion, suddenly and late in the process, to claim that you forgot to mention the 25,000-baht allowance you also receive every month. Honestly, we all look stupid in the eyes of the prospective employers, who no doubt will see this as a scheme to deceive or outwit them.

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