Four Deadly Sins to Avoid When Applying for a Job

By: Fae Cheska Esperas

If there are things you should remember when applying for a job, of course there are also some points you should be careful not to do. You may have graduated from the best school, or garnered the highest honors, but sometimes it's those seemingly minor details that keep you from getting that job you've always wanted.

Here are some things you MUST avoid during your job application:

1. Submitting an "OLD" resume.
Employers are always looking for the most recent updates in your career life, so always update your resume, from the work experiences to your contact details. Most applicants overlook this and would just recycle their old file stored in the PC, not realizing that they have already changed phone numbers or even addresses. Also, attach your most recent photo.

2. Coming late for the scheduled interview.
Coming to the scheduled interview at a later time would only show that you are a potential tardy employee, even if you're really not that kind of person when it comes to work. Try your best to come on time. If you are serious in your job search, then prove it. don't be late.

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3. Casual outfits.
Sure you are comfortable wearing jeans and shirts, but in a job interview, it's much better to attract respect from your employer as well as the people around you. Keep yourself clean and neat at all times.

4. One-word answers/Talking too much.
Either of these two quite upsets your interviewer. One-word answers are frustrating especially when your employer sees a bright future in you. Meanwhile talking too much hinders him from making more inquiries to gauge how qualified you are for the job. Allow the interviewer to ask you questions; at the same time, allow yourself to speak especially about the important details your interviewer is looking for.

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