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5 Job Hunting Mistakes That You Need To Avoid

February 25, 2015

Have you just finished graduating and want to find a job or you were fired and want to see which is the best workplace for you? Then this is one of those moments in which you need to perform job hunting.

This is a process which can prove to be quite tedious as time passes, and unfortunately you won’t be able to obtain great results right off the bat. However, there are a multitude of mistakes that many of us tend to do when searching for a job, and in this article we are going to focus on 5 of the most important ones, so you can avoid them!

  1. Applying for everything and anything

Let’s face it, we have a limited set of skills, and applying for just about any job under the sun just shows that we are desperate, especially if we aren’t qualified for that said job. This makes the whole job hunting process a lot harder to manage, since you need to keep track of multiple applications, and at the same time it also removes the focus. The best way to combat this problem is to apply for a job that suits your skills, experience and expertise, as this is the best possible way to succeed.

  1. Typos

Having a perfect grammar is essential because employers to read your resume and written content thoroughly to inform themselves about you and your capabilities. If you have typos, then this will place you in a disadvantage right from the start. Instead, try to proofread your resume and written content multiple times as this is really helpful.

  1. The lack of an online presence

Let’s face it, 15-20 years ago not having a website or at least online presence was ok, since the web was in its early days. Nowadays, anyone can own a website, and this means that you can create a great portfolio website where you can add your own resume, experience, portfolio, samples and so on. Not only this makes you look like a professional, but in many situations it will bring the final advantage that will lead towards getting the job.

  1. Unprofessional mail address

Many of us tend to create funny mail addresses for personal use, but add these on a CV. Doing so will automatically show that you are unprofessional. The best way to fix this is to create a professional mail address as fast as possible, since this will help a lot and provide you with some extraordinary results in the end.

  1. Relying on a single strategy for all applications

This is a very bad idea, because each job is different by nature, so you just can’t see all of them as a single one. Try to tailor your strategies based on each job, and then choose the one that suits your expertise and experience the best possible way.

All in all, making mistakes when job hunting is a natural thing, as we are humans, but you do need to make sure that you avoid the mistakes we talked about in this article. These can have some catastrophic results, so instead do your best and follow our advice if you want to achieve success during job hunting!

Senior Systems Developer – Cloud Solutions, Software & Web Sydney Australia