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9 Mistakes to Avoid When Looking for Work

There are thousands of people looking for work every day. They sent hundreds of applications, conducting job interviews, but for various reasons they are not so fortunate. Of course, besides the luck they also make mistakes. Here are 9 common mistakes in looking for a job and how to avoid it.

1. Do not read the job description carefully

If you do not read the job description carefully, then how do you know what skills are required for the job? Many people are confused by the many job advertisements they read and do not pay attention to details of the ad, so they do not do as requested instruction.

2. Send CV with spelling or grammatical mistakes

You need to fix spelling or grammatical errors in your CV, especially if your CV in English. Because otherwise you will destroy any chance of getting a job in the future. Often people work so hard to create a resume or cover letter is well written, but forgot to check the spelling (spelling) and basic grammar (grammar). So, before you send it, do inspectors and read it back two or even three times!

3. Your resume should not exceed two pages

This is true both for those who have experienced or new. You have to adjust your CV in accordance with the requirements. Do not include skills or experiences that have nothing to do with the job you are applying. You should try to be as precise as possible, because most managers will not exceed the first page read.

4. Do not skip the cover letter

Without a cover letter, your CV is not complete! CV shows the events in your life starting from education to work experience, while a cover letter to convey the attitude and personality. Companies like candidates who try to explain their qualifications and aspirations. It is an action that will make your CV attract attention!

5. Follow-up interviews

You do not need to be afraid of your persistence to get the job, but that does not mean you have to be annoying. You need to show the prospective employer that you have the confidence and enthusiasm to work. Once the interview is complete, you can send an email, as a thank you or you can contact the person responsible for it (after a few days) and ask for the latest information.

6. Check your social media profiles

The Internet can help us succeed in an interview, as well as be able to destroy it! It would be nice before sending your CV, try doing a search on Google by typing your own name and then see what information or images appear on the search results. A good idea to restrict access to your profile on Facebook, Twitter etc., So that the company where you apply can not see the photographs or the things you post.

7. Do not just rely on the on-line job search

The Internet is a great way to find new opportunities, but nothing is as effective as personal contact. Immediately stood up and start building your network strategy. This not only will require a phone call to the company where you are applying (in addition to sending email), but it can also mean to send your CV personally.

8. Do not go do an interview without preparation

Spontaneous answers will not give the best impression, because it can damage the impulsive reaction of an interview. Try to think about the answer in advance and you also need to know the answers to the questions most “classic” in an interview (see also article 5 Interview Questions Works and How To answer) Your objective is to convince them that you care about this company and not just about work. So maybe you need to do your research first before about the company.

9. Do not act like a robot during an interview

Interviews can be stressful, but the spirit and personality will determine the company’s decision to recruit you. If you behave like a robot, you will not stand! Instead, you need to smile and look your interviewer’s eyes …

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