10+ things to definitely avoid in your job application

Vaave Team
Jul 11, 2017 · 6 min read
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  • How you think you can add value and why they should choose you over the others
  • Any other aspects about you that your resume is not communicating
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  • When you are forwarding a previous mail as an application without even removing ‘Fwd’ from the subject, stay assured that your application will land in trash. When you send a forwarded mail as an application you are actually telling the organization that you have no particular interest in them and that they are one in a 100 for you. Everyone likes to feel special. So do organizations. Recruiters like when an applicant spends some time to understand the role and the organization before sending in a resume.
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  • Use gender neutral salutations. I am a female who sits on the other side of applications addressed ‘Dear Sir’. Remember that your recruiter can be of any gender. It is best if you can address them by name — Dear Mr./Ms. XYZ. In case you don’t know the name of the recruiter use gender neutral salutations such as ‘Dear Recruiter’, ‘Dear Manager’ or at least ‘Dear Sir/Madam’.
  • Make sure your skills match your claims and the position you are applying for. Once, I received an application for a content writer from someone whose cover letter had many basic grammatical errors. I won’t care much if a software developer made grammatical errors as english grammar is not a required skill for the job. But for a content writer? DEFINITELY!!!

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