Avoid These Mistakes When Applying for A Job
Thinking about applying to that dream job? In the competitive job market of today, it is becoming increasingly difficult for job seekers to get the kind of job that they’re in search of. This has less to do with credibility and more to do with mistakes that impact their employability in the eyes of a potential employer.
So what are those mistakes you need to avoid when applying for your dream job? Here is a list I have complied;
Mistake #1: Not understanding the nature of the job.
Many make the mistake of overlooking the job description while others assume two different positions might be similar in nature. For example, one might confuse the job of a content writer with that of a content manager. While the former handles solely text based content, the latter handles graphics, text, videos, etc.
To avoid such confusion, take some time to research and get an idea regarding the kind of job you’d like to work.
Mistake #2: Writing a generic cover letter.
There are tons of applicants in the job market. As an applicant you need to appeal to the hiring manager rather than writing a tired, generic, cover letter which would make him or her sigh and toss your resume aside.
Solution: Make a generic template but change the cover letter. The content of the cover letter should be dependent on the kind of job and/or position you’re applying to/for.
Mistake #3: Not showing that you are passionate about the job.
There are numerous applicants who can implement what the job description demands of them. Hiring manager want to know that you are passionate about the job and are willing to grow by going beyond what is already expected of you.
Solution: Show that you are willing to contribute to the growth of the organization. Don’t be afraid to flaunt skills that you can and are willing to employ for the benefit of the company.
There are numerous jobs out there that you can apply for. Many employers and companies have put up job vacancies on OLX so candidates with the right skillset can apply. You can always send in your CV to prospective employers here, too.