Sometime ago, we began a post on misconceptions job candidates have of job advertisements. We were able to take a look at just 5 and today, we shall deal with the rest. In case you missed the previous post, you can check that out here.
6) All jobs with confidential identity are GNLD (Multi Level Marketing) programs
True: some job ads which advertisers decide to go confidential are either MLM trainings in disguise or pure scam. But here is a fact: Most genuine/big companies usually go confidential when they are about to lay off staff without their knowledge or want to be off-radar as part of companies recruiting for the day. Some of the methods of application are P.O box addresses or a free email service addresses (gmail, yahoomail).
7) Instead of applying for a job via the job ad only, I’ll also check out the company and forward my CV via their official email
Working with a top recruitment firm, I’ve come to realise that most companies detest this and frown at it. Basic official company contact emails are for information and communication purposes only. So, double applying for a job with the notion that it gets to the recruiter (or direct employer) faster is wrong and a misconception.
8) ‘Relevant/cognate work experience’ means nothing so long I have just any experience
9) No need to apply. I’ve forwarded my CV to my buddy in the company and he will get me the job, I need just relax and wait for an invite
Really? Except if the said buddy is part of the Human Resources Team or directly involved in the sourcing and screening of applicants’ CVs, this assumption is a misconception. There is an extent to which your CV can fly in an organization and that’s via the HR department, as gotten from the right application channel. So, apply for that job even before you forward to your buddy