Why Waste Time? What Not To Do When Sending In Your Resume
Employees might have to go through so many resumes after placing a job ad in order to sort out the candidates to call for an interview. You ought to give yourself a chance to fight by avoiding the following pitfalls.
Not qualified for the job:
Is there any need to apply for a job that you are not qualified? As a matter of fact, it’s unnecessary to apply for a job that you lack the necessary skills being sort. But if you have the skills and maybe the only thing you lack is experience it’s good to try. However, if they want a person with five years’ experience and you only have two years’ experience, the chances of getting such a job are usually very low. And so applying is just wasting the employer’s time.
People who apply for a job they are not sure whether they want are the greatest time wasters. When applying for a job, ensure that you are ready to take it in case the job is offered to you. If you are not sure, probably you find it hard to leave your parents or the current employer, then there is no need for applying for the job. Of course, people do change their minds, but it’s not wise to apply while you haven’t made up your mind.
You may not view it as lying, but technically, it’s not very far off. Claiming you are qualified to a given extent of the requirements when you are not is a waste of time. Some people have good resumes, but when tested, they are found with none of the skills they have indicated. Note that exaggeration can never earn you the job and so it’s a waste of time.
There is nothing that slows down an employer like being unable to figure out who your previous employer was and also reading through too long resumes. Some job titles may not be self-explanatory, and so it is essential to explain your primary duties and assignments in your previous job. By doing so, you give the employer an easy time to tell the kind of skills you possess. Avoid too long paragraphs on your life goals. Your resume should indicate clearly your skills, and for sure, you should be a walking endorsement of your confidence and abilities.
Ensure that there are no typing or spelling mistakes. You can go ahead to confirm from the dictionary for words that you are not sure about. If hired, note that you become the company’s reflection and so they must look for an individual who represents a professional, accurate, and careful representative.
Some employers give instructions not to include an attachment for email resumes, and so you must adhere to that. Some companies fail to open attachments due to security reasons and so if you don’t follow the instructions you depict a don’t care attitude. It also implies that you have no respect, and you are unable to follow simple instructions. It’s therefore wise to take your time to learn the procedure required when making an application.
Failure to follow instructions, applying for jobs you are not qualified, and having a resume that is not professional tells the employer that you are not serious at all about the job you are applying for. You better increase your chances of being hired by avoiding wasting your time and that of your employer.