Want a Job? Want to Retire? Avoid these Strange, All-Too-Common Blunders  
7/7/2010 9:19:53 AM

TIME -- Neither getting a job in today's economy, nor retiring after the portfolio-busting Great Recession, is an easy task. They're both especially difficult to accomplish if you've made silly, shortsighted mistakes through the course of your quest. One quick tip: During a job interview, it's probably not a good idea to answer your cell phone and chat away for a few minutes.