What do you find irritating in the job applications you receive?

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  1. RichmondSolutions profile image63
    RichmondSolutionsposted 6 years ago

    What do you find irritating in the job applications you receive?

    Poor spelling and grammar are usually the top of many people's lists but what other things have you seen in job applications that have put you off the candidate?

  2. point2make profile image78
    point2makeposted 6 years ago

    Asking for specific days off before you are hired is a real turn-off.  Also asking about the amount of vacation time you will be entitled to after 2 months service will, quite probably, sink your chances.

    1. RichmondSolutions profile image63
      RichmondSolutionsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'd suggest that askign such things is a complete no-no if you want any hope of securing the job.

  3. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    It's been a long time but let me think.  As you mention glaring errors in grammar and spelling really put me off. Also the applicant that limits what hours or days they can work. I would like to assume that someone applying for a job, needs said job and would be willing to work whatever days and hours are available.  That is not always the case.

    1. RichmondSolutions profile image63
      RichmondSolutionsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. If you want the job, don't start restricting the times you work before you even have your foot in the door.

  4. helene_c profile image65
    helene_cposted 6 years ago

    At a previous job I used to short list law students for internships/work experience. I was astounded by some of the applications we used to receive - as you say poor spelling and grammar were a big turn off. But some other irritating applications included bad formatting (each line was slightly more right indexed to the last), unprofessional photos (no photo at all is better than a photo of you at a party), and including irrelevant information (um, I don't really care that you won your high school debating competition in grade 10).

    1. RichmondSolutions profile image63
      RichmondSolutionsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, we've seen a lot of things like this too, and sometimes from some very experienced candidates.


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