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Stuck With Job Searches: Top 10 Mistakes To Avoid

 

Post date: 2020-05-04 11:33:10

Stuck With Job Searches: Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid

 

Index

Mistake Checklists (Top 10) You Must Avoid:

Looking for a Job:

You’re not targeting the job search:

You’re not helping your employer to see you:

You’re paying more attention to others opinions:

Repeating the same mistake over and over:

Applying through traditional way:

Getting frustrated:

You’re not giving the exact time for your job search:

You’re not searching beyond the Advertised job:

You’re not nice enough about your current employer:

 

 

 

Almost every professionals have experienced a fear of making a mistake in your job search. To, bounce back from this major screw up, let’s go through the checklist to mark what mistakes you’re making while job searching Chances are high that you’re making at least 2-3 or even more.

 

Mistake Checklists (Top 10) You Must Avoid:

Looking for a Job:

First of all, don’t look merely for a job, look for a career of your own. Find out what career suits best and gives maximum benefits of your education, skills, and experience. Whenever you see an open position, first think about how you can contribute to solving problems for that company.

 

You’re not targeting the job search:

You have to spend more time and energy to find out what kinds of jobs you’re interested in, what are the companies you want to work with. If you don’t have any preference and just need any job, chances are high that your job searches are likely to go in vain.

 

You’re not helping your employer to see you:

Today, the maximum of organizations uses resume filters like ATS to sort out the potential candidate for their company. So, there is no space for a generic resume. That means you can’t use one resume for two different genres of jobs. You have to customize your skills to figure out the key features of a particular job, to showcase how your resume will be fit in for that opening.

 

You’re paying more attention to others opinions:

When you’re on the verge of starting your career, you will find that everyone has an opinion about how to and where to search for a job. But not all of them need to be accurate. As you must remember, the opinion that’s work fine for someone, may not work at all for you. Following blindly the suggestions of your friend and family may end up screwing the chances to get your dream job. Don’t just believe everything you have read online, just follow your instinct.

 

 

Repeating the same mistake over and over:

Don’t just apply for similar jobs, when you haven’t got any reply for several times. Instead of applying for all the advertised openings, you must follow up on the applications you have already make. If it isn’t working then try something different to connect with your employee.

Or in the opposite trend, you may also look at what has worked out for you in the last time. Consider doing the same thing and see whether it works again for you or not.

 

Applying through traditional way:

Applying through a company’s website is found to be more effective than applying through a job search portal. So for the next time, whenever you find a job advertisement on any job searching portal, before clicking on applying now, first search weather the job is posted on the companies’ website. And don’t just stop after apply online, follow up the steps judiciously.

 

Getting frustrated:

With an increasing number of potential candidates, hiring authorities have to deal with more applicants at a time that readily increases the average time for getting hired. Don’t get frustrated over it, if the hiring process takes weeks or months to hear back from your employee.

 

You’re not giving the exact time for your job search:

You might hear the phrase that looking for a job is itself a job. Being a part of a pool of talented job seekers, you must have to spend a lot of time to make your resume technically sound, ATS friendly, applying, and following up a job.

Along with all technicalities, remember that people hired people. So stop working only on job search, find time to hang out with your friends and family. As if you’re lucky enough you may get information about an opening from your friend and even get hired! So, neither spend a little nor excess time in your job search. Optimize it!

 

 

 

You’re not searching beyond the Advertised job:

According to surveys, around 1/3rd of job openings are never advertised in public. Most of these are filled by employee referrals. Apart from that companies do create a job if they find a credible applicant. If they don’t have a current opening to match with, to utilize the candidate's expertise and experience and knowledge they do create a new position. So, you may apply for a position in a company thatdoesn’t even exist.

 

You’re not nice enough about your current employer:

If you/re unsatisfied with your job, just keep your thought to yourself only. Whenever you faced a question in your interview table, about how’s is your life in your current job position, don’t say anything negative about your current employer. Or don’t even post any controversial status updates on social media.

When you face a question like why you want to shift the job, just stick to phrases like, “I am looking to use my expertise, and experience in a new challenge”. Any negative statement about your current employee will go against you in the interview table.

 

Apart from all these, keep yourself updated, get prepared for an interview, network in the correct way, and don’t forget to thanks people who have helped you.

 

FAQS:

 

What are the most common interview mistakes?

Arriving late or too early

Appearing unprepared

Not bringing a resume

Displaying low energy

 

Why is job searching so hard?

Your skills aren't relevant

Your job search and application practices are ineffective