In today’s tight job market, many candidates focus their attention on acing the interview, and perhaps rightly so. While it’s true the interview is often the do-or-die moment when employers decide whether they think you’re a good fit for the position, you first have to land that interview. Don’t derail the process before it begins. Here are some common mistakes you should avoid when applying for jobs so that you can advance to that next crucial step in the process — making it to the hot seat.
Don’t mess up the application
Most employers have their own unique application form that candidates must fill out and submit along with their resume and cover letter. Here are some simple rules to follow when tackling these preliminary questions: