Mistakes to avoid when applying for a corporate job interview

Mistakes to Avoid when Applying for a Corporate Job Interview

There are some mistakes, you need to avoid when  applying for a corporate job interview. Such errors might defile you from not getting your dream jobs in the corporate world. In this article you will get to know some of the mistakes to avoid.

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Sending an empty email:  When you send your application, endeavor you proofread it to know if you sent the required document needed for the job. Also don’t just send your CV and your cover letter alone, but  write a brief statement  stating your interest in the job. This will leave a lasting impression on the recruiters mind.

Avoid grammatical errors: Before you  submit your application, ensure you go through it, to correct every errors.This is very vital to do, But we all fail to do this. A single grammatical error can make you lose your dream job in the corporate world. This is one area the Hiring Manager takes seriously.

Applying for the role you are unqualified : Sometimes, you might lose interest in going for what you are passionate about and start to apply for another job role. Yes! This has happened to most of us. Take for instance, if a job description ask for a prior knowledge in human resources, and you apply for the job without having any knowledge on it, your CV will be overlooked and discarded by the HR

Lack of tailoring your CV to the job role: People fail to tailor their CV to the job position and just submit any CV of their choice. When you do this, your CV will be ignored. Endeavor you highlight relevant skills and experiences that are applicable to the job role.Hiring managers are more likely to consider those that have a well tailored CV for the job role.

Underselling yourself : This is a job position that many candidates will apply for. Therefore, ensure you sell yourself through your CV and Cover letter. Endeavor you state all your relevant skills, experiences and the necessary things required in the job description

Incorrect information : Most people don’t send correct information while applying for a job. If you don’t, it can deprive you from landing your dream. Endeavor that your personal details which includes your name, address, phone number and email are detailed and correct. 

Not writing your name on your CV : Most of the time, some people forget to write their names on their CV when sending their job application. If you avoid writing your name the HR might lose interest at a glance on your CV.This is another minor mistake that should be avoided.

Copying the template on the internet: There are several templates online that serve as a guide for your CV, but some people plagiarize, without even editing anything on it. Make your CV distinct, and engaging. Hiring Managers don’t want to read a CV that is boring or dull. If you can, design your CV to fit with the company.

Avoid  lying: There is a lot of competition when it comes to having the best CV and submitting your application, but that doesn’t mean you should lie in your application. If you do , when you get to the interview, you might not be able to defend yourself which can ward you off from the job.

By Bisola Aderibigbe

My name is Bisola Inumidun Aderibigbe. I am a content writer and a blogger. I love to write generally about the corporate world. In this blog, you will get to read the most informative, educative and engaging content.

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