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5 Things Job Candidates Obsess Over — But Hiring Managers Don’t

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    By Maureen Dempsey

    It doesn't matter how much work experience you have or how many interviews you've knocked out of the park — job hunting is bound to make even the most confident candidates feel insecure.

    Since so many factors are out of your control — like whether you'll even hear back about that opportunity — it's no wonder many people find themselves attempting to regain a little power by obsessing over what they can control.

    But, the truth is, not all job-search details are make-or-break.

    To help you discern what's worth your worry and what's definitely not, we chatted with two career experts to identify five easy-to-obsess-over details that hiring managers really don't care about — and what to focus on instead.

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