If you’ve sent off countless job applications and never seem to hear back, you may want to heed some expert advice.
According to the experts at Career Girl Daily, job seekers are making one major mistake when it comes to their application – and it’s holding them back from getting their dream role.
The experts reveal that the major faux pas is explaining why you have applied for the job and sharing your personal ambitions.
According to the experts, job seekers are making one major mistake when it comes to their application – and it’s holding them back from getting their dream role
They say these bloopers indicate that you’re too focused on yourself and your own personal gains, as opposed to what you can give to the company.
Explaining further, they say: ‘Employers don’t have time to think about how they’re going to impact you. Sure, they don’t want you to be unhappy, but they’re looking to solve a problem by hiring someone who will excel in the role. How you are going to impact them is the question on the table.’
So how can you avoid this mistake and ensure you land the job? They suggest extensively researching the company and working out the value you can bring to specific projects.
They suggest looking into the company’s various initiatives, how you can add value to those and point to any experience from your current role that you can use as evidence of your ability.
They add: ‘These lines not only show that you’re engaged with the company’s values but also, you’ve given some thought to how you could help them achieve their goals. What more could an employer want?’