Avoid These Mistakes During Job Search

Errors are not good when searching for Jobs Today. Especially when the job market is very competitive, a typographical error is enough to put you out of competition. Doing or saying the wrong thing in a job interview also would not help you. You have to be very careful during job hunting. Watch what you write, what you say, how you apply and how you present your qualifications to employers. Now let us talk about some mistakes made by applicants during job search so that you can avoid them.

Too much information in your CV

The purpose of your CV is to show what you have to offer to an employer. Your CV should therefore not include unnecessary information. You only have a few seconds to make a good impression, so make sure it’s a good one. For example, you don’t need to include your 30 years or more work experience, your college and high school graduation dates, or detail exactly what you like to do for fun.

Too much information in your cover letter

The recruiter does not need to read the personal or family reasons why you want this job or why it would be great for you. As with your resume, the hiring manager wants to know what you can bring to the company. Keep your cover letter concise and focused on why you are the right candidate for the job and worthy of an interview. Take the time to write a targeted cover letter for each position you apply for.

Not matching your qualifications to the job posting

Job hunting is a bit like dating. There must be a perfect match, or as close to perfect as possible, between the job and the candidate. It is important to take the time to match your qualifications to the job description. On your resume and cover letter, match your qualifications to the job, so the employer can see why you’re the right candidate. It’s up to you to show why you’re perfect for the job.

Errors in spelling and/or grammar mistakes

Proofreading your CV and cover letters may seem basic, but many candidates forget to do it. Your brain knows what you intended to write, so it will often skip over glaring mistakes that will be obvious to anyone reading your resume. Ask your friends to help proofread you. Read all your e-mails before sending them aloud several times to check if you have not forgotten to correct mistakes.

Provide a non-professional email address

It may seem obvious, but this element is very often overlooked by candidates. Don’t use an email address that you’ve had for more than 15 years and that you created when you were in high school. Instead of using your warckhghabvs@gmail.net email address, use a simple email address with your first and last name, for example firstname.lastname@gmail.com.

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