That is the opinion of Dr Tessa Stone, chief executive at Brightside, who observed that these are two common pitfalls many applicants fail to avoid.
People should first make sure their CV is spelt correctly, well laid out and clear, while their covering letter should fit the requirements of each organisation, she explained.
In addition, candidates should make sure that they use the experiences they have had at university, not just their degree.
This includes mentioning what volunteering experiences they have had and which clubs, events or societies they have run or been involved in that they can use to show they might have a broader skill set.
"It is about maximising their skill set and putting that across to an employer. That is what is going to get them a job," she added.
Recently, Carol Wilson, managing director of Performancecoachtraining.com, advised that people applying for more than one job need to adjust their CV accordingly so that the document is tailored to each specific post.
She noted that candidates need to highlight their own specific skills as well as meeting the requirements set out by each company.
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Posted by Nikki Barrister
By: Salespeak News