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10 Ways to Spot the Wrong Job for You


If you don't listen to your intuition during your job search, you could end up in a bad situation. See pictures of corporate life.
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The economic slump that started in 2007 has turned the typical job search upside down. No longer are companies aggressively courting new talent. Today, job seekers have to do the courting -- and they need to do it well enough to beat out a huge field of competitors.

As the job market shrinks, companies can be especially choosy about their new hires. In the process, some hiring managers are making well-qualified candidates feel like they should feel privileged to get hired for a low-paying entry-level job with no upward mobility and lousy hours.

No matter what the job outlook, remember that you're going to be spending eight hours a day, five days a week in your new position. To avoid getting into an awful situation that you'll regret later, here are 10 warning signs to watch out for during the interview process. If you see any of these signs, you can be sure this job is definitely not for you.


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