Have you fallen into the trap of sending the same CV and/or application letter for each job you see advertised?
Find out why should you NEVER send the same CV twice and boost your chances of application success.
1. Application score
Employers often use a scoring system to assess CVs and applications. Applicants score points when they meet one of the requirements stipulated in the job advertisement. Applicants with the most points are then invited to interview. If you do not amend your CV and cover letter to show how you meet the specific requirements listed in the job advertisement you will not score enough points to be invited to interview.
Learn how you can improve your application score at: Understanding job requirements
2. Updated skills, experiences and achievements
As the saying goes – you learn something new every day. By sending the same CV and cover letter you could be failing to include information on your latest skills and experience. You could also be repeating mistakes made in other applications. It is important to learn from and improve on every application you make.
For fast and effective tips on how to improve your CV read our article: 5 ways to refresh a CV
3. Lack of effort
Employers like to see that some effort has gone into an application. A person who puts effort into their application is more likely to be the type of person who puts effort into their work. Always ensure that you do some research before applying and make it clear how you meet the requirements stipulated in the job advert.
Discover why you need to put lots of effort into each application at: 5 ways to stand out from the Crowd
4. Incorrect contact information
If you are sending out the same CV you may forget that some of your contact details have changed. Make sure that you check your contact details are up to date before submitting each CV and cover letter.
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