Five bad job searching habits to break this yearIf you’ve been searching for a new job for a long time without any luck, bad job searching habits may be to blame.
Job searching is a marathon, not a sprint. And just like a marathon, it requires training, discipline and good habits to reach your goal. If you’ve been searching for a new job for a long time without any luck, bad job searching habits may be to blame. Here are five bad habits that may be sabotaging your job search:
You keep applying for jobs with the same resume each time
You should be updating your resume to highlight your relevant skills and experience that are unique to each position you apply for. While this may be time consuming, it’s a good exercise to make sure you’re a right fit for the job and will also prepare you to talk about your relevant experience if you get an interview.
Your resume isn’t software friendly
Many companies are now using AI software to screen CVs and automatically throw out those with any “confusing” fonts or formatting. Check out our guide on how to format your resume to get it past the bots.
You use a cookie-cutter cover letter
Using a cover letter template will do you no favors. Your cover letter should be engaging, customized and show that you spent time and effort in drafting it. Learn more about how to write a solid cover letter.
Your digital reputation isn’t up to par
Many recruiters use social media as a first step to cross-check potential candidates. And if your profiles don’t put you in the best light, they may be preventing you from getting to the next step in an interview. Learn how to clean up and manage your digital reputation here.
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