How Not to Apply for Jobs

Have you been applying for jobs but haven’t heard anything back yet? Has it occurred to you that you might be doing it wrong? Let’s take a look at some ways that people apply for jobs that they really shouldn’t use.

How Not to Apply for Jobs

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Leaving Facebook comments like this one: “Hy guys please me to get apprentice”.


Then there’s the old blank email with just a CV, no body, nothing. Which job are you applying for? I don’t know.


Then there’s this one with the subject line “Job” and the body that just says “Yes plz”. Job. Yes plz.


On a more serious note than those ones, um, sending one email to about ten different recruitment agencies and companies and cc-ing them all in on it is not going to get you a job. They take a look at that and they say “no”. So don’t do that.


Definitely don’t send an email with the subject line: “I’m looking for a job any kind of job available please touch me”.


Leaving your number in a Facebook comment is not going to get you a job, and this happens a lot more often than you might think.


If you see an opportunity such as an internship or learnership being advertised on Facebook, you definitely shouldn’t leave a comment that says, “can you inbox me so that we talking” or “I want call me on phone number”. Not gonna happen.



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