Denise Taylor, career psychologist at Amazing People, said that in many cases employers want new staff to settle in right away without having to provide them with lots of training.
Her comments followed the publication of a report by LearnDirect which suggested that jobseekers need to brush up how they come across to people and make sure they can work with others to give themselves the best chance of getting a job.
She noted that there are many skills employers are looking out for in candidates, including soft skills such as being able to communicate with others and to be able to be organised, as well as personal qualities such as listening and being respectful.
"Clear written skills are important for many jobs, so when you send a cover letter make sure what you write reads well and is grammatically correct, with no spelling mistakes," the expert recommended.
Ms Taylor said that those on the hunt for new roles should use this time to learn new skills or refresh old ones, as this is likely to be beneficial in a number of ways and impress the interviewer.
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Source: The Sales Executive News