To do or not to do

July 6, 2018 | Career & job search |

What should you avoid when searching for a job?

With different approaches to applying for jobs, it can be difficult to keep an overview. However, it can be advantageous to keep a few points in mind.

A positive attitude is crucial. This includes a healthy dose of self-esteem and confidence. You therefore shouldn’t simply assume from the start that you have no chance of getting the job anyway. The more you act, the less you put the brakes on your progress and thereby increase your chances in the job market. You also don’t need to be scared of recruiters, since these are just people like you and me. Nobody has ever been bitten during a job interview!

Sometimes you will read an ad and think: “They’ll never take me, I’m missing half the required skills!” But you can still respond to an ad if at least half of the competences apply. It’s better to focus on what you can do and specifically address this in your cover letter or during the interview without exaggerating or lying.

Arriving at a job interview badly prepared or completely unprepared proves just one thing: you’re not prepared. The more interviews you take, the more comfortable and confident you will become in the situation. As a result, you will feel less stressed and make a more competent impression on the recruiter.

Smiling does not equal unprofessional. A job interview will always still be a human interaction. If you come across like a robot, you’re missing the necessary warmth.

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