There is no doubt that the Nigerian job market is characterized with high supply of labour and a limited demand for it. Hence, Job seekers are constantly seeking ways to distinguish themselves in order to stand a better chance of being selected for jobs applied for.

It sometimes gets frustrating when the job offers do not come after putting out so many applications. Here are some of the mistakes you may be making that have rendered you jobless:

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1. Applying for the wrong job/position: You should apply for jobs that match your skills, certifications and capabilities

2. Bad email etiquette: Forwarding an application letter that you had previously sent somewhere else is very unprofessional. Always send a fresh e-mail for every application.

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3. Not using keywords in your application: Always include keywords such as the requisite skills and experience indicated by the employer, and your correct bio data.

4. Not possessing the right skills: Always re-invent yourself while waiting for that job offer, there are a lot of courses both online and offline, that might equip you with skills that will give you an edge over other candidates.

5. Poor CV structure and content: Typographical errors in contact details and poor CV structure are major causes of candidate disqualification. Make sure every word in your CV is selling you to your potential employer.

Have you made any of these mistakes in the past? Well, now you know better.

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Author: Anne N. Okorie

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