Manyapplications will becarefully draftedandcontainsome errorswhich oftenhave the effectthat theapplicationwill be ignored,although theprofile of the applicantfits.Here arethe most common errorsare listed.
Thename oraddressof thecontact personis misspelled There is nothingmore embarrassingthan if yousendan application toMr. Millerand thenwithhim:Dear MrsM¡ller
Cover letter isnotsite-specific Benota generalcover letterthatyou sendfor eachapplication.Takerelation to theadvertised positionand lift2-3points of therequirementsthat youmeetout.
Noevidence ofstatements Whenisthejob advertisementthat ateamof able staffis sought, theproof isnot provided,if you writein the applicationthat you area team player. So that youonly showthat youcan write off.The proofisshown by the way,if you write: For 10 years,I playvolleyball andhave learnedhere is thatto be successfulas a Team.
CV is incomplete Make surethat theresume iscomplete andhasno gapin the temporal sequence.
Ignoresalary requests Ifisin the notice,that theapplication shouldbe done withsalary requirements, you must specifythis.Ifthe requiredinformation is missing, you mustexpect thatout of the 50applications received,threecandidateshave madewith comparablequalificationsof this andbeinvited to an interview.
Long letter of application The application lettermust findspace on a page.Write.Clear and withoutblumgenexpressionsthatyou apply,what points of therequirementsyou meetandyourinterest in the position
Manytypos A typographical errorisugly, but if theapplicationlitteredwith typosandadditionallycomes up withgrammaticallyincorrectsentence structurecreatesa badimpression.
Lack of documents When you mentionin thecover letterthat yousendin the supplement, thecertificates, make surethat they will besent.
Online applicationis sentby post If it isexpressly statedin thejob advertisementthat theonline applicationis to be submitted, please respectthis requirement.
Incorrect or noqualifications Itis not enoughthat youare interested in asubject area,the qualificationsmust be available.Trained as alandscapegardener with10 yearsprofessional experience do youhaveto getany chancesa job asa rocket scientistjust because you areinterested in the topic.
Issuesletter of application Askthiswillnotanswer questionsin theapplication letter,thereading.If youhave questions, pleasecall in advanceto deal with thatandthen decidewhetheryou are applying. The same applies toquestions such as: -Looking for a reliableemployee? -May Icall you ina week?
Application homepageorlink toportal There are somejobportals orwebsite operatorsmake it possibleto deposit theapplication electronicallyorto make theapplicationas the homepage.This variantis time consumingbecause itsign up for theHRfirst and thenhave to downloadthe documents.Whetherbe downloadedatapplication website, all the informationis uncertain.