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7 Mistakes Standing Between You & Your Dream Job

Posted by | May 3, 2015 | Scholarships_CareerTips

7 Mistakes Costing You Your Dream Job

Source: The Muse.Com

Job hunting is never an easy task. It is very discouraging when you have sent out dozens of CVs, all without success.
At this point, it is time to evaluate yourself and find out what is keeping you away from the job you want.

Here are 7 reasons why you may not be getting the job.

1.You’re Not Being Proactive
Are you sitting around waiting for the perfect job to fall into your lap? Successful job seekers know they need to be proactively pursuing jobs and leads and actively strategizing their job search.
In other words, if you believe you have the power and ability to achieve your career goals, you are far more likely to succeed.

If you believe the world is conspiring against you and you’re powerless to do anything about it, you’re more likely to stay right where you are now—jobless.

2. Your Lack of Passion Shows
If you find yourself applying for positions that don’t excite you, don’t be surprised if potential employers sense this lack of passion.

Employers know that skills can always be taught, but that passion is either there or it’s not.

If you’re truly excited about a job, be sure to convey this in your cover letter and interview

3. You Don’t Sell Yourself
If there’s ever a time to sell yourself, it’s when you’re job hunting. If you don’t clearly convey your skills, knowledge, and education, it’s no one’s fault but your own if you don’t get the job.

4. Your CV Doesn’t Showcase Your Value to the Company
Your CV is what’s going to get your foot in the door. If it isn’t accurately showcasing your suitability for the job, you’ll never get the chance to impress in an interview.

5. You Haven’t Researched the Job or Company
Employers want to know you took the time to learn a bit about the company. Not knowing the name of the CEO or where head office is could convey that you’re disinterested or even lazy.
Take some time before the interview to research well on the prospective company.

6.Being Overqualified or Under qualified could be standing between you and your dream job

Are you consistently applying for your dream job even though your experience and education don’t really make you a dream candidate?

Or maybe you’re desperate for a job (any job!) and are willing to take something (anything!), even jobs well below your pay grade?

Ask yourself honestly whether you’re aiming too high or too low and adjust your expectations accordingly.

7. You’re Sending the Wrong Impression
Your interview is your one chance to impress a potential employer. Are send the wrong impression by Arriving too early or too late, dressing inappropriately or asking about the salary too soon in the interview?

If you’ve been job hunting for a while, it may be time to take a step back and ask yourself what you could be doing wrong.