Nov 2, 2011
Some people wonder what mistakes they did and why they failed to get a particular job. Others even get depressed thinking that getting rejected for a particular job means they are not good enough. The fact of the matter is, most of the time the reasons are simple that most people think. Here are 3 of the most common job hunting mistakes committed by applicants.
Many lack the confidence employers are looking for. Employers want their employees who can stand up with their own feet and can represent the name of the company. This is the reason why most employers look for applicants who have what it takes. Job hunting and job interviews are indeed daunting and nerve-racking.
Thinking that the job interview can be the deciding factor whether you will get the job you’ve always been dreaming of can ruin your confidence and can block your mind. Once the nervousness sinks in, you will forget the speech you prepared the previous night. Your hands will start to shake, and your lips will start to tremble once you speak, you will definitely stutter.
The best way to get the fear out of your head is to come prepared. If you know you are prepared for the job interview, you can leave the fear behind. Practice days before your interview. Face a mirror and practice your speech. Prepare your resume in a way that will impress your employer and dress neatly and professionally.
Once you start the interview, do not think beyond the interview itself (the salary, the job itself, the expectations this and that), and simply think that you are talking to a person who simply wants to use your services. In this way, you can keep yourself from being overwhelmed and anxious.
Don’t act as if you do not want the job. Make your employer feel that you are very eager to get the job and out of the hundred other applicants, you are the one who want the job the most. Do not act so complacent and relaxed during the job interview. Do not be too boastful regarding your achievements and educational background.
Focus on your skills and attitude towards work. Some overachieved applicants wonder why they fail to get a particular job even if they have all the right credentials. They overlook the fact that attitude and personality also counts. Additionally, show your employer that you want to work for them in long term. Never state that you just want to gain the experience and eventually you will venture in another job. This is a major no-no.
And finally, to make your job hunting a success, proofread your application form and resume. Just imagine what your employer would feel if your objective is to utilize your writing skills if you are applying as a financial analyst. Avoid giving reasons for your employer to put your resume in the paper shredder.
There are hundreds of other applicants who want the same job as well. Your employer would not waste his time going through a resume full of misspelled words wrong details.