Be aware of how you are perceived by employers in job search process. Here are the five most common mistakes.
When employers announcing a coveted position, they can quickly be inundated by applications and interested candidates for the job. Then it is very important that as a job applicant understands how one's own behavior may be perceived by the employer.
Alison Green has extensive experience as a personnel manager, and blogs askamanager.org. Here she gives useful insight into five very common mistake many people make above potential employers.
1. Failing to ask questions:
Employers are looking to see that you are interested in the details of the position in question, now you want to work in, the structure of the enterprise and workplace culture. If you do not ask questions about this signals that you are not really particularly interested or that you have not thought carefully enough through what the position entails.
Good questions can be:
- Why is this position available?
- What are the biggest challenges you can expect to encounter in this position?
- What will define a successful first year in this position?
- If you think about the person who has been the best in this position before, what was it that made that he or she succeeded?
- How is culture among the employees in your company?
- How would you define your leadership style?
- When do you expect to make a decision on who to hire?
2. To pursue the employer:
To show initiative and interest in the position is basically positive. But to call several times a week, spam e-mails, or follow up on an interview again and again after you have been notified that they will receive feedback next week, will actually could cost you opportunities to get the job.
3. To face up unannounced:
In most job advertisements it included specific instructions on how they want to apply for the position. If it is not stated a desire in person, then you should not do it. The employer is certainly plenty to do, and wants you to follow application instructions and respect their time. Some may have heard of someone who got a job after meeting up in person to show initiative, but this will matter rather be the exception than the rule.
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4. To not be honest about their own weaknesses:
If you are unable to detach yourself from the setting whether to sell yourself, it will not be possible to speak honestly about your weak points, thus one must not consider whether these will be important for the job. It is common to be recommended to merge into properties which are really positive when asked about the weaknesses by themselves. This might be "I'm a perfectionist," "I work too much and too hard", etc. When you only mention such things could just as easily had a sign around her neck that says "I lying, and I do not believe in it yourself once".
Candidates who do not want or can get realistic feedback on weaknesses or what they can improve on shows lack of self-knowledge. The employer does not ask for weaknesses to rub it in your face, but rather because they are genuinely interested in finding the best candidate for the position. No one wants to hire someone in a position they are not suitable for, and no one does not want to have to give you fired after five months.
5. Being a bad loser:
If employers get feedback from applicants who did not get the job in question, it will in most cases be a thank you to at all be considered, a desire for constructive feedback on the interview, or a desire that one takes care of CV- one to a later date. Some however, responds by sending an angry email or a phone call after which it will express anger or resentment for not having given the position. Not only does this naive, immature and rude, it also destroys any possibility to be considered by the same employer at a later date.