Searching for a job has its difficulties. Are you submitting resume after resume and receiving negative feedback? Empty voicemail or unreturned emails can be disheartening and stressful, especially when you have put in so much time and effort.
Mistakes do happen. For jobseekers, though, it can mean the difference between getting a job and losing thousands of dollars. Here are some common mistakes job seekers make and ways to avoid them:
Failing to get help
You want a job that makes an impact and that pays you what you are worth. First, think about how will you achieve that when you don’t get help from the experts. Many jobseekers make mistakes and never even know about it. Fortunately, permanent and temporary staffing agencies are ready to help. They do not just provide useful job and career information, but give interview techniques as well.
Using a useless resume
Young jobseekers often submit CVs that are too self-centred and sloppy. Sending identical copies of one useless resume for jobs in accounting, advertising, and hospitality will not give you good results. If you do not book interviews, your resume may be sabotaging your success. You might think it is perfect, but chances are you are wrong. Hire the services of recruitment agencies, as they can help review your resume and give you advice.
Doing poor research
A common mistake most jobseekers make is failing to research ahead of the interview. If you got a call back, do not focus more on figuring out what to wear or how to get there. Instead, spend the time understanding the company you are applying for. Read everything on their website, be it the company’s history, present or future.
Avoid these common mistakes and you will be on your way to landing a job. When it comes to your career, even films like “The Pursuit of Happyness” will teach you to be excellent in whatever you do.