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Are you missing out on opportunities?

There is something that is easy to overlook… it’s a basic mistake but can cost you dearly when job hunting. Make sure you don’t fall victim to this common mistake. While it can seem like a small thing, it can have a big impact on your application.

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Check your contact details on your Resume, Cover Letter and any email signature that you use
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Recruiters are often presented with job applications with the wrong contact number, email address and/or home address
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Always double check your personal details before you commence your job search to ensure that your details are correct
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When you complete an online application where you are required to supply your information, before you send, check to ensure you have the correct details on the online form and that there are no typos

Why, you ask?

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Wrong email: If you are contacted for more information to support your application along with other applicants and your email bounces… a follow up may drop off the Recruiters radar, especially if they are busy and get solid replies from the other applicants…
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Wrong number: A Recruiter/Hiring Manager are often busy, working through large number of applicants. If they attempt to call you for an initial conversation and get the “this call could not be connected” or “this number has been disconnected” the chances are they could move onto the next applicant and may be too busy and forget to follow up with an email.
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Attention to detail: Most roles require good attention to detail, regardless of the position. If an applicant has a typo on their email address or contact number this can demonstrate to an Recruiter/Hiring Manager a clear lack of attention to detail and may disregard you application on that basis, if that is a requirement of the role.
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Remove obstacles: You need to ensure that there are no obstacles to the recruitment process, so ensuring this often overlooked error is corrected before you submit your application. This will ensure your application is processed as it should be…

Remember

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If you change your mobile number, email address or physical address to always update your Resume and Cover Letter… Always make the right initial impression!

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