No matter how impressive the CV, if a candidate comes off as unprofessional, chances are the recruiter/employer will simply move on to the next candidate with no hesitation. There are no second chances.
Take caution with how you present yourself on paper, over the phone and in person.
Things that can instantly turn employers off include:
1. Full voice mail box.
If you’re going to apply for a job, make sure you have your voicemail ready in case the employer calls. If the employer comes to a full voice mail box, it’s informing them that you’re not that serious about the job.
2. Unprofessional voice mail greeting.
Your voice mail greeting is the first impression of you. Would you walk into a job interview and say, “Hey, what’s up?” If not, make sure your greeting demonstrates your professionalism.
3. Answering your phone in a gruff and unprofessional manner.
Along the same lines as the voice mail greeting, after you’ve applied for a job, be ready for the recruiter/employer to call […]