Mistakes To Avoid As A Fresh Job Seeker

Mistake proves to be costly for the job. For a fresher what counts is initially how you behave in the interview, your resume or CV without mistake, your dressing sense, your references, your cover letter and your enthusiasm in joining the job. Do not make any mistakes while talking in the interview or while writing in the Resume or CV.

Even a small mistake may remove you from the contention from work. So you need to plan very well and do the job searching. Everything done correctly would earn you a job, and even a small mistake may have an adverse effect.

Listed below are the headings that talks about the common mistake done by a fresher and the right way to correct it are suggested in the content.

Be Careful And Avoid The Basic Mistakes By Following The Below Mentioned Tips.

  1. Unwanted Information In The Resume

Make your Resume or the CV very concise and to the point and focus on the aspects which will get you the job. Do not include unwanted information. The objective of the Resume is to get your job and so it must be only 1 page or 2-page maximum. You have got just a few seconds to impress the employer with your Resume. Also, the objective statement in your Resume must be written appropriately so that it points out your strength.

  • Irrelevant Information In The Cover Letter

Just like the objective statement, the cover letter need not include any personal reasons or information about why you want the job. Instead, focus on the information what you will offer your employer to be able to work with him in the organization. The cover letter must be precise and focus on what you can do if offered a job and how you are worthy of the job interview. The cover letter must be inline for a particular position and role of the organization and explain precisely how you are a fit candidate than others. It also tells the employer what skills other candidates do not have that you have to land the job.

  • Qualification and Job Requirement Mismatch

It is essential that the qualifications that you possess must match with what is given in the job description or the requirement. It must be at least near-perfect match if not perfect. However, you need to match and tell the employer why you are an ideal match for the job position that is available. Do not leave the match to the guesswork.

  • Informal Dressing During The Job Interview

Even as a fresher, there is a need to impress the hiring manager with your dressing sense. You need to dress up in the formal attire and remember that the first and foremost thing that the hiring manager notices and makes an impression on him is your dress. Before coming to the interview, do some research about the organization and its culture the dress culture, etc. Make sure that you are making the best of the impression with your attire to the manager and thus the employer.

  • Uttering Negative Or Wrong Thing During The Job Interview

During the interview avoid negative thinking or saying anything negative, because it affects your candidature. Also apart from all the positive things that you have shown in the Resume, Cover letter and your dress, avoid saying anything wrong during the interview for the questions asked. Do not elaborate the answers if you do not know; it is better to move on to another question than response wrongly. Because if you tell wrongly than it means that you do not know the subject, that not answering makes the impression that you know but forgotten. And remember to speak to the point not too less and not too more.

  • Improper References Lined Up

As you are a fresher, you may have done some projects in your college, or if you have done some internship, then you can put some excellent references on your Resume. It is better to put some industrial references from the courses or industrial projects. However, as you are a fresher if you do not have any technical references it is okay, you can put professional references such as your college professors who can vouch for your job with the hiring manager. Keep your recommendations ready for the interview or mention them in your Resume if you have space.

  • Failing To Follow Up On Your Interview

After your interview, do make sure you collect the coordinates of the hiring manager and make later after a day or so follow up with him. Make sure you thank him for his time and thank him for the interview discussion. This creates a favorable impression of you on him. All like to be appreciated, and you have got one chance more to make a good impact on your hiring manager.

  • Not Keeping Your Project Knowledge Fresh

As a fresher you will not have in-depth industrial knowledge; however, you need to explain why the college project you did interest you. What is the experience and learning’s you obtained by doing your project? Of Course, you need to make an alignment of your project knowledge, and education’s with the job that you are attending an interview. If you brief in details about the final year project, then you can beat the competition and can land yourself in that particular job. Before any job interview make sure you go through the project report and clarify your questions on the project you did during your college days.

  • Not Developing Technical Knowledge And Soft Skills

After your graduation, you may be wondering on which courses to do before you land up a job. It is not required to do any classes, but brush up your technical and soft skills for the job. Because once you get selected for a role, you will be given training on the required subjects.

  1.  No Vision And Mission

After your graduation, have clear goals in your mind, and same may be questioned by the Hiring Manager. Don’t be confused on whether to do higher studies, get into Family business or get a job in some other domain. This will minimize your chance of getting you the required job that you are attending now. Before taking any decision makes sure you talk to your peers, your teachers and your parents about your goals.


Always remember all the points above to avoid the mistakes as a fresh job seeker. One more point, avoid email address which is kooky such as [email protected] or with your birth year such as [email protected]. Always have a professional email address such as [email protected].

Also, include the reference to Twitter and Linked to the account so that the employer will see them for more information on you.

By SatishReddy Venkannagari

Satish Reddy V is a Cyber Security Engineer at a reputed MNC and blogs at Freshers360. I am passionate about Blogging, Digital Marketing, and Cyber Security.

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