[h2 color=’16a085′] 5 Mistakes to Avoid During Your Job Search [/h2]
Years ago it was much easier to get a job than it is now. It was straightforward process. You had one resume that would send out in response to a job ad. Nowadays, landing the perfect opportunity can lead to the development of an anxiety disorder. To calm and progress toward your goals, make sure to avoid the following mistakes along the way:
[h4 color=’16a085′]🔎 Not Networking[/h4]
Networking should be the primary focus of every job search. Many of the best opportunities are never publicised on online job boards. By networking with new contacts, automatically gives you access to the “hidden market” of jobs that haven’t been posted.
[h4 color=’16a085′] 🔎 Online Presence[/h4]
Being an active member on social media is not a bad thing. Employers are interested to know candidates with online profiles that reflect a strong sense of industry knowledge. This is something that cannot be ignored. HR professionals believe that the recruitment process is going to become more reliant on digital content over the coming years, suggesting that your social media accounts may be a first point of call when assessing job applicants for a roles. Of course, build online presence can be a good or bad thing. Negative content help them to understand candidates and who they behave professional or unprofessional.
[h4 color=’16a085′] 🔎 Mailing CVs randomly[/h4]
People tend to send randomly their CVs in any job openings. Same people, also, wondering why they do not get a reply from HR Departments or Companies. If your CV is not applicable for the specific open position and there’s not well thought Cover letter and a CV, most probably your CV will be ignored and considers garbage. Companies are receiving hundreds of emails. Have you ever thought that these emails can be filtered in order to apply their requirements?
[h4 color=’16a085′] 🔎 Plan your job search[/h4]
You need to see job searching as a full-time job. It takes takes time and commitment to succeed. So, the last thing you want to ended up is sending resumes and waiting for a reply that will never come. Ask yourself why you are looking for a new job. Think about what you are looking for and find out what you want to do or not. You should know which fields and industries are of your interest and what positions are suitable for yourself. Set goals, such as the number of applications you will send out every day, or the number of company websites you will check out. This will help you to stay motivated and on track. It will also give you a feeling of achievement as you meet your goals.
[h4 color=’16a085′] 🔎 Resume mistakes[/h4]
Including too much information doesn’t make you qualified for the job opening. Focus on the highlights and keep it short. Studies showed that most employers spend less than 30 seconds reading a CV. So if you have created 4 pages of CV is worthwhile to stop and think about achievements that are relevant to help the reader scan read the most salient points in under 30 seconds.