Women gained new rights to work in the centuries following emancipation, but despite progress, many still earn less than men. In this article, we will explore common mistakes made during job searches.
Submitting a Correct Resume
Writing a resume should be a straightforward process, but many applicants struggle to effectively present their work experience. HR managers report frequent spelling errors, omissions of job duties and achievements, and inflated self-evaluations. To ensure your resume passes initial screening, it should include your contact information, education, and work experience listed chronologically. Additional skills, hobbies, and interests can also be included but should not overwhelm the document. Avoid long gaps in employment history by explaining what you were doing during that time, such as caring for family members or pursuing personal projects.
Interviewing as a Test
For many, job interviews are stressful and emotional. To prepare, create and rehearse a brief introduction about yourself. Skilled HR managers typically won’t ask more than what’s on your resume, but be prepared for potentially inappropriate or manipulative questions. Remember, you have the right to refuse a stressful interview and leave. Dress professionally, avoid excessive perfume, and answer questions honestly and succinctly while maintaining eye contact. Common interview errors include insecurity, manipulation, contradiction, and forgetfulness. Avoid personal conversations and focus on your work contributions to former companies.
Starting a new job is always challenging, but following these guidelines can help you present yourself favorably and become an asset to any employer.