Job hunting can be frustrating and demoralising, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s important to stay positive in your search. With so many things that can go wrong, it’s important that you get everything right.

Job searching is all about being careful. You must be careful about what you write, how you apply, and how you present yourself to employers. A job search done right, can get you a job. But if done wrong, it could prove much more of a challenge.

If you’re preparing to search for a new job use these ‘five mistakes to avoid’ to totally transform your outlook and secure you that all-important job interview.

1. Not Being Proactive

Looking for a job does not simply mean uploading your CV to a couple of job boards and praying for an interview because it might never arrive.

Take a proactive approach by doing everything you possibly can to get the job you’re after. Go the extra mile and use your contacts to find someone in the relevant company who might be able to help you out.

2. Sending Generic CV’s

Sending out a one-size-fits-all CV is one of the most critical mistakes job seekers make. It makes you look like a lazy job hunter and it doesn’t get you interviews.

Always adapt your CV every time you send it, so it meets the expectations of the specific job posting you’re applying to.

3. Forgetting to proofread.

Your CV is the most important document you will present to any potential employers. CVs give clear impressions of who you are and what experience you have. If you don’t check through for typos, it could greatly affect your first impression on your potential employer.

4. Applying for every job you come across

Applying for every job you find is not a good idea. It makes you look desperate. Focus on quality not quantity when making job applications. Take the time to apply for the jobs you really want. You’ll do a better job of applying.

5. Not doing your Research

It’s very important do research on the company you’re applying to, so that you are up to speed if you are fortunate enough to get an interview.

Don’t lose hope; eventually persistence and hard work will pay off!

If you need help with your job search, contact Judith on 07809238786 or email your CV to Judith@employmint.co.uk and she will assist you on finding the ideal job.

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