- Failing to follow the application procedure given.
Read the application procedure thoroughly and follow the directions. If the company requires
you to attach a cover letter with the application form, don’t forget to attach one. Should the
company want you to take an online test in addition to filling out the application, make sure
that you complete the test along with your submission.
- Failing to include a subject line when applying
Human Resource managers do not have time to guess what your email is about and they
receive hundreds if not thousands of them. Therefore, it is up to you as a job seeker to make
sure that the subject of your email is known.
- Lack of a professional email address
Many people never give a second thought when choosing a user name not knowing that it could
deny them their dream job. Your email address should reflect professionalism. For example,
emails such as email@example.com will be a turnoff for most potential employers.
- Using poorly formatted Documents.
Before making an application ensure that your documents are okay and do not have any
formatting errors. The HR Manager does not have the time to rotate your Certificate when it is
upside down. He/she is just going to move on to the next.
- Forwarding your CV.
If you are supposed to make an application with only your CV, do not forward your CV.
Compose a new email then attach your CV. When you forward your cv, the HR manager can
see every other company you applied to.
- Using a poorly written CV.
You should always tailor your resume to the job posting, you also need to make sure you’re
customizing your cover letter to suit the job description. You should also ensure that your
contact information is up to date. When you are being contacted by the HR Manager, he/she
should be able to reach you.
- Poorly labelled CV and documents.
When making a job application, always ensure that your CV is labelled properly eg
Johnkinyua’s CV. This will make things easier for the HR Manager.
MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE WHEN MAKING A JOB APPLICATION
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