Updated 01 July 2011

Mistakes job seekers make

Do these things below and you are sure to lower your chances of success in the job stakes.

You’ve been looking for a job for a while now. You’ve sent out your CV, gone for an interview or three, and your money is close to running out. Besides, there’s only so much you can watch on TV.

Ignoring application requirements. If you are required to fill in an online application, do it. If they ask for a two-page CV, don’t hand in twelve pages. There are few things that irritate a prospective employer as much as a CV that looks like the Hong Kong telephone directory. A CV should be brief. If they want to know more about you, they can invite you to come in for an interview. Oh yes, and if you omit references, you also look as if you are hiding something.


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