You see a job ad on a popular jobs board and you’re instantly excited — it seems like a perfect fit for your skills and experiences.
You give the listing a quick once-over and get your application materials ready.
Finally, you click “Send” — confident that you’ll have the job in no time at all.
And yet, days later… crickets.
No response. No rejection letter. What gives?
I’ve been on both sides of this frustration — as a writer who’s seen job applications go unanswered and as a hiring agent who sees applicants making the same mistakes again and again.
Today, I want to take you “behind the curtain” on the hiring side of things, showing you the mistakes I see all too often and how you can avoid them to increase your odds of landing the gig.
Ready? Let’s go… [Read more…]