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Knobull Makes Sure That You Don't Sabotage Your Job Search
If you're not vigilant and proactive, you could be sabotaging your job search with unfortunate errors and all too common mistakes."
That is why we're going to share five critical mistakes you will overcome if you select JobStars career coaching.
1. Using a generic resume
Research shows that the average job post will receive as many as 118 applications and of those, 20% will make it through to the interview stage.
Far too many professionals will create a basic resume, upload it to a job site, or simply send it off each time. To help, you can request the JobStars Resume Customization Guide at the Knobull Contact page.
To combat this, you need to make sure that you're reading the job description carefully, highlighting the top keywords and skills in your resume.
2. Forgetting to show your impact
What did you do to help drive the company forward and how can you apply those same techniques in this new role?
With that in mind, you need to make sure that your resume always shows your impact in some way. Showcase your biggest career achievements, it's a good idea to include facts and figures as bullet points to show how you made a difference.
3. Not expanding the search
Job boards are one of the easiest ways to access job postings and begin looking for your next role. You can even have alerts sent directly to your phone or email when a relevant job is posted.
Instead, you should expand your search, and networking sites like LinkedIn are a good place to start. You could also attend career or industry events, or reach out to connections you've made over the years.
4. Failing to follow up on leads
No matter whether it's a job board, LinkedIn, an industry event, or one of your connections, if you apply to an active job lead, that is not the end of the road.
This can also help you to stand out from other applicants who choose not to follow up.
5. Not preparing thoroughly for job interviews
The application phase is not the end of the line either and just because you've secured an interview or two, you're not in the clear.
You've probably heard that old saying, 'fail to prepare, prepare to fail' and that is so true for job interviews. Your JobStars career coach will fully prepare you to excel.
Bentley concluded, "Ultimately, while you might not think you're sabotaging your job search, even the simplest errors can have a big impact. If you can avoid these five critical mistakes, you will increase your chances of finding your next exciting role, quicker."