Posted on September 21st, 2011 by Renaldo Smith
Here we go again! After things didn’t exactly pan out as well as you would’ve liked at your old gig, you’re back on the job hunt. However, this time around, MovingCost.com is here to help you minimize the mistakes so you can get hired as quickly as possible. Here are five costly mistakes that you should avoid.
The Half-Hearted Search
If you really want to get hired soon, you can’t just sit in front of the television and apply to two or three jobs per day. Instead, get up and be as aggressive as you need to be to get the results that you really want. So if you hear about a job fair in another part of New Orleans, mark your calendar so that you can be in attendance. Or maybe a friend wants to introduce you to a business owner that may be able to help. If that’s the case, jump on the opportunity and make a good impression from the jump.
While filling out job applications can get old fast, it’s vital that you take your time and provide accurate information. If you don’t, you will just be wasting your precious time. By simply entering a wrong email address or phone number, you could ruin your chances of landing the one job that you want more than anything.
The Lazy Applicant
There are some people who just carelessly enter their information and then there are others who try to cut corners by any means. If you think that it’s really okay for you to skip the sections that ask for your work experience and educational history, it’s safe to say that you’re only setting yourself up for disaster. Find a way to motivate yourself so that you can make it through the entire application the right way.
Mediocre R and C
If you don’t know the importance of a quality resume and cover letter by now, you may be in some trouble. Before you apply for a job, make sure that your resume is tailored just for the position. Yeah, we know that editing your resume daily can be frustrating, but it will all pay off once you get hired. Once you get to a point where you’re happy with your resume, follow suit with the cover letter.
The Annoying Follow Up
Regardless of whether you apply for a position with a band of house movers or you try to get hired at a local hospital, there’s no reason why you should call 10 times per day to see if they received your resume. Consistently following up will annoy any company that you apply to.
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