Job Hunt Mistakes You Should Ideally Avoid
A job is a necessity for most in today's times, unless of course you are born in a cash-rich family. Sadly, that doesn't happen to most of us. Once you are out of college, the hunt begins and in this extremely competitive corporate world, it takes something special to stand out from the crowd and bag that job. Yes, things are pretty serious. There are moments when you might feel dejected, but avoid these job hunt mistakes and land that coveted job for good.
Screwed Up English
Whether you like it or not, this country is in the grasp of the English speaking population. No, no, you don't need to worry about another independence struggle. What we mean is English is the prime language in most companies today. So make sure, you are good at it. There will be times you'll have to communicate verbally, and you need to be precise on all occasions.
The Cover Letter
Every job is a new one and you need to change some words here and there while you are sending an email. It should be a drafted in the most unique manner possible to highlight the requirements of that particular job. The same standard mail may work with your local corporator or society chairman, but a job is a different kettle of fish.
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No Email Goof-ups
We understand you are eager to get the first job, start working and create a career for yourself. But, there are some, who are more than happy to jump the gun. The result – they end up sending their resumes to irrelevant people. From the CEO to the clerk, they mark everyone in their enthusiasm. Instead of this, take a deep breath; send the HR of the company a mail. Start a conversation and learn about the openings. He/she would be more than happy to give you the pertinent information.
Adapt To The Surroundings
Do some research beforehand about the culture and tone of the language used in the company you are about to apply. For instance, you simply can't start with a ‘Respected Sir' for a hip and youth music company. A simple ‘Hi' should work.
Get A Rhino Skin
First things first. We don't encourage poaching of wild and rare species of animals. So when we tell you to get a rhino skin, it should be taken in a figurative sense. Now back to the real topic. What we actually mean is success and failures are both part of life. You don't need to be bogged down by them. Reach out to people, improve your network and learn from the rejections. Introspect is the keyword here.
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Stay positive and drill these tips into your mind. Chuck those rookie mistakes out of your life and welcome with open arms the job you so needed.