Yo, lemme tell you something, applying for a job or a college can be a real pain in the ass. But you know what’s even worse? Making mistakes during the application process that can cost you the opportunity. So, pay attention and read carefully, cuz I’m about to drop some knowledge bombs on the most common mistakes that applicants make.
🤦♂️ One of the biggest mistakes I’ve seen people make is not tailoring their application to the specific job or college they’re applying for. It’s like they’re sending the same generic application to every place they apply to. And you know what? That’s a recipe for disaster. Employers and admission officers can spot a generic application from a mile away, and trust me, it won’t do you any favors. So, take the time to research the company or college, and customize your application to fit their needs and requirements.
📉 Another mistake that a lot of applicants make is not proofreading their application. I mean, seriously, how hard is it to read through your application one more time before hitting the submit button? Apparently, it’s pretty hard for some people. But let me tell you, nothing turns off an employer or admission officer more than a sloppy, error-filled application. In fact, according to a survey conducted by CareerBuilder, 58% of employers say they’ve dismissed an applicant because of poor grammar or spelling errors in their application.
💰 And finally, one mistake that can really cost you is not following up after submitting your application. Look, I get it, you’re probably nervous and anxious to hear back from the company or college. But that’s no excuse for not following up. After all, you’ve put in all this time and effort into your application, so why not make sure it gets noticed? According to a survey conducted by CareerBuilder, 22% of employers are more likely to look at an application if the applicant follows up after submitting it. So, shoot them an email or give them a call, and let them know that you’re still interested in the position or program.
So, there you have it, folks. Three common mistakes that can ruin your chances of landing that dream job or getting into your dream college. But don’t worry, now that you know what not to do, you can avoid these mistakes and increase your chances of success. Good luck out there! 💪🏽🍀