WHY CAN I NOT FIND A JOB???

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There are a number of factors that could be at play here, so we would like to offer you a few tips, before you send out your next job application.

1. HONESTY:
99.9% of CV’s received, state that the candidate is honest and reliable – Sadly after many years’ experience in recruiting, I can confidently say,
“NOT so!” – Example:
Should you have been fired from a previous company – rather disclose the information. THAT is honesty.
Dishonesty: My contract ended (um, yes it did, but not because it was a contract post.)

2. CONTACT DETAILS AND POST APPLIED FOR:
Almost a third of CV’s received, have no contact details?
Almost 3/4 do not provide some sort of personal summary?
88% do not state the position they are applying for?

(Miracle workers / psychics we are not) – therefore, ensure you state the position you are applying for and double check that your CURRENT contact details are clearly marked on your Curriculum vitae.

3. IN-ACCURATE JOB DESCRIPTIONS
We have many CV’s received, that blatantly copy the vacancy advert (job descriptions) onto their CV’s?
Recruiters and Hiring Managers know the job vacancies they are employing for, if you cannot describe in your own words what your duties are – this is a big red flag for us.

4. ESSENTIAL INFORMATION IS MISSING:
The following details are essential on any formal job application:
i. Nationality
ii. Area you reside in (you do not have to disclose your full personal address, however the area is important)
iii. Driver’s license (if you do not have one, state so)
iv. Duties performed at each company
v. Valid employment dates. If there are gaps, state what you were doing during those gaps
vi. Valid reasons for leaving each employer

5. GRAMMAR AND SPELLING:
L8ly i hv rec many cvs where the entyr cv is written lik this.
lol – & the cvr ltr. (Impressive? NOT!!!!!)

6. FACEBOOK / LINKEDIN / THE INTERNET
CV states: “I am a volunteer and good community member”
(Facebook profile picture shows me smoking a joint, throwing up at a party, racism, or standing watching someone being beaten up and cheering)
Bad-mouthing your co-workers, boss or employer, stating how much you HATE your job

REMEMBER: Your Curriculum Vitae is a written image of who you are – make it count!!
Doncour Recruitment