There are lots of things you should do when you apply for a job, but there are also ways that you can hinder your job search by not applying for jobs correctly. It’s important to know what you shouldn’t do, along with what you should do when you are applying for jobs. Here’s how not to apply for a job.
How Not to Apply for a Job
Submit a Job Application, Resume or Cover Letter With Typos
Check your resume, your cover letter, and every single email you send for grammar and spelling – even if it’s just a quick email or LinkedIn message or Facebook message to a networking contact. If you submit a job application with a typo, it can knock you out of contention for a job. This means writing in full sentences, and checking spelling and grammar.
Don’t Know Your Employment History
When you apply for jobs, online or in-persons, employers expect you to know your employment history, including dates of employment, job titles, and company information for each job you’ve held.