Job hunting is not easy, but there are some common mistakes that can hinder peopleâ€™s approach to finding a new job.Â By avoiding the pitfalls, candidates can put themselves in the best position to be successful.
When first looking for a job, it is important not to limit job options. For jobseekers that are lucky enough to find themselves with an interview or a shortlist, it is not the time to stop looking; the job may be awarded to someone else or something better could come along. In addition, for individuals first starting out in a specific career path, there is no point applying for high profile and top jobs. Whilst dreams should never be stymied, it is important not to put efforts into applying for positions that are never going to be attainable.
There are some also some common mistakes made on curriculum vitaes (CVs), which include offering irrelevant references and using the email address of an old job. It is also important to keep bullet points to a minimum because, whilst they are concise, two sheets of paper filled with them looks unprofessional. Meanwhile, keep work history to the past decade so that potential employers do not become bored when looking through CVs. Don’t forget to check your spelling and grammar and that all your contact details are correct.
Finding a new job can be difficult, especially if people are approaching the job search wrongly and have common mistakes on their CV. By avoiding errors and making the most of the recruitment process, candidates can put themselves in the best place to succeed.
Posted by Local Recruit on April 11, 2012
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