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Rejection when applying: The 4 most common mistakes when looking for a job

Are you constantly applying and receiving one rejection after another? Then you may find yourself at the Casting classic Error do that can be avoided.

4 classic mistakes that can cost applicants the job

Anyone looking for a job is faced with the task of finding the right job. It is important to know the potential employer exactly, to know what the position entails and what is expected of the applicant. You also need your particular qualities and skills to be yours objectives, Your talents, your achievements, your attitudes and your Motivation turn out. Your application must be authentic, honest and introduce yourself for who you really are.

Everyone makes mistakes from time to time. We all make mistakes. Sometimes the errors are harmless, e.g. For example, if you accidentally delete a picture from an email message. Other times they can be more serious. In contrast to other areas of life, however, when you apply for a job you do not have the opportunity to correct mistakes that have already been made.

The first impression a candidate leaves determines a possible future in the Company . Errors in the application process can therefore make us the long-awaited dream job costs. It is easy to make mistakes, especially if you are inexperienced. What are the most common application errors and how can you avoid them?

1. Be careful with online applications

In order to take account of technical developments, many companies have now switched to online application procedures. Candidates have the possibility to submit their documents by digital means by PDF or to complete prepared online forms containing the most important information. This application procedure is a relief for the personnel department because the employees no longer have to dig through the mountains of paper.

For the applicant, the effort is much greater, because it has to deal with a large number of data, which must be put into a suitable form. It is relatively often the case that the data are not checked before sending.

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Applicants should therefore check the destination address with every application. Personnel officers keep a watchful eye - if the application letter is addressed incorrectly, the file will almost certainly be sorted out.

2. Gaps in the curriculum vitae

Contrary to popular belief, it is not mandatory in one Curriculum vitae specify a professional station for each month. If you have allowed yourself a longer break after your studies or have taken a break between two jobs, this can usually be explained in a comprehensible way. But you shouldn't overdo it: If your résumé has gaps of several years, you can quickly slip away in a job interview.

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Many job candidates hide positions in which they were not happy. Applicants should therefore not miss any phase of their professional career: it is far better to stand by your mistakes and that HR to show that one is capable of learning. Some bosses even prefer to look for people whose résumés have rough edges. Anyone who has already overcome a few crises in their life is better able to get through difficult professional phases and, if necessary, make uncomfortable decisions.

3. Lack of knowledge about the desired company

In order to collect plus points from the responsible HR manager, it is advisable to collect some basic information about the company in question. If the application shows that the sender does not know anything about the company other than the address, failure is inevitable. In any case, one should be able to answer the following question: "Why do you think our company is the right place for you?"

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Applicants should study the company's products carefully, even if it takes a lot of time. Those who appear well prepared for the interview are in relation to their competitors clear in advantage. If the required professional qualifications are in order, a job is within reach.

4. Not being authentic

Another big mistake: Many applicants want to curry favor with the recruiter or employer, are unsure what they want and say or do anything to get the job. However, this quickly makes applicants look desperate and unattractive to the employer. But that's not the biggest problem: Anyone who pretends to have to play this charade every day in their new job from now on. Nobody can stand that in the long run. And: In this way you don't even get the job that really suits you.

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Being authentic doesn't mean showing all facets of your personality. You should still be professional. The characteristics of an authentic application are: keep it short, keep it simple, and keep it real. The first point is that the application should be short. You should respond directly and to the point about your skills and experience. The second point is that applying should be easy. Don't give too much unnecessary information about your hobbies and other things that are not relevant to the position.

Conclusion: learn from your own mistakes, don't give up, keep going

In conclusion, I hope this Items Gave you an insight into how to apply for each position. Especially if you receive a lot of rejections, I recommend that you keep checking your application process for errors. Then you can show potential employers that you are the best person for the job and that is exactly what they are looking for.

And when it really goes wrong, always remember: The best way to find a job is to keep looking and keep looking, not giving up and learning from your mistakes.

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