Applying to the wrong places
One of the most common mistakes job seekers make is applying to jobs they’re not qualified for or that don’t fit their interests. Applying to too many jobs can also be overwhelming and lead to a lot of rejections. It’s important to take the time to research each organization and make sure you’re a good fit before applying.
Not following up
After you’ve applied, it’s important to follow up with the organization. This shows that you’re interested in the job and enthusiastic about working for the company. A simple email or phone call can make a big impression and help you stand out from other candidates.
If you’re lucky enough to land an interview, it’s important to be prepared. This means doing your research on the organization, knowing your qualifications and being able to articulate why you would be a good fit for the job. Interviewers can tell if you’re not prepared, and it will reflect poorly on your candidacy.
What are red flags in a resume?
An unexplained lengthy employment gap between roles can be a red flag for hiring managers. They may assume that you have had trouble landing jobs in the past, which could signal poor performance or some other issue.
If you have an employment gap on your resume, be prepared to explain it in a way that puts it in positive light. For example, you may have taken time off to raise a family or pursue an advanced degree.
Whatever the reason for your employment gap, make sure to emphasize what you accomplished during that time and how it makes you a stronger candidate for the job you’re applying for now.
What words should I avoid in a resume?
Collaborated with team to achieve . . .
Led efforts that resulted in . . .
Demonstrated ability to . . .
Proven track record of . .
Successfully completed/executed . .
Outstanding communication skills.
Accountable for . .
Key responsibilities included:
“Do and don’ts in CV writing?”
Do: Be specific about any career gaps in your CV. Vagueness can be a turn-off for potential employers.
Don’t: Write your CV in long paragraphs. Keep it brief and to the point.
Do: Think carefully before taking any risks on your CV – you don’t want to sabotage your chances of being shortlisted!
Work with a recruitment partner who can help you tailor your CV to the specific role you’re applying for.
What are the 3 most important things to look for in a resume?
Your resume should include your contact information, a resume profile or summary, your experience, education and skills.
It is important to provide potential employers with an in-depth overview of your qualifications by including the most crucial parts of your resume.
Suggested sections to always include are: your contact info, a resume profile or summary, experience, education and skills.
I Leon Thompson am a Human Resources Expert. I have worked in the field for over 15 years, and during that time I have gained invaluable experience and knowledge.
I am also a CV expert and Resume Expert, so I know what employers are looking for when they review applications. This gives me an advantage when helping clients to create resumes and CVs that will stand out from the crowd.