Have you failed when applying for vacancies in Malta?
K. Rowling once said: “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”
Sometimes candidates tend to impress employers too hard to a point where applicants make childish mistakes such as feeling too comfortable and act inappropriately. A good manager would make some allowances for the odd oversight. It’s when the same mistakes happen over and over again, which is due to being carelessness.
Mistakes don’t make you a terrible applicant. As a matter of fact, they’re terrific learning experiences – an opportunity to learn how you can do better. Let’s scroll down and have a look at some of the main points and try to apply them to your work life.
3 ways to avoid mistakes when applying for a job vacancy in Malta
Focus on efficiency instead of speed – sometimes the pressure of finding a job and wanting to apply to as many jobs as possible can trick you. When we’re too focused on speed, accuracy tends to slip through the cracks, hence your CV application put on the side as you might have applied for the same job twice.
It’s much better to put your focus on certain jobs and trying to stand out. It may take a little longer to get your CV more attractive but it’s better than being rejected over and over again.
Don’t Procrastinate – do not take things for granted as putting last edits on your CV until the last-minute means you don’t have time to double-check and correct any mistakes you did make. Do your research and focus on each job carefully.
Instead of procrastinating, learn to push yourself to be productive every day with little things and gradually improving instead of last-minute preparations. It is also important to note to take breaks — in fact, Microsoft Corp.’s Japan branch just proved how productivity improved by about 40 percent in a rare corporate experiment to test a four-day work system
So, spend your time wisely and do not rush things. Make a list of tasks and tick off one at a time by prioritising them. This may well be your ingredient to stand out in an interview.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions – it does not harm anyone to ask questions. Do not be shy! Asking your boss or supervisor questions can be daunting but also rewarding. Employers would much rather have you asking questions than making mistakes down the line. Asking questions shows you want to understand things better and are eager to learn. Those are always good traits for employees. It shows you care about the work you do and you want it to be as perfect as possible.
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