1. If you’re looking to apply for a job where your current duties do not match the job specification (even if you have a qualification in line with the role) do not apply. Companies want to spend as little on training as possible these days. If you are trying to break into an industry and have mismatched experience, try shadowing and document reports on your CV instead.
Try applying for internships.
Try approaching small start-ups (LinkedIn is a thing in the business world guys) and see if you can assist in starting up a department and doing some free stuff for them.
2. I read how candidates are “people’s person, hardworking” and “dedicated and loyal” all day. Everyone goes to gym on paper (not visible when we meet you) and everyone loves hanging with friends and family (this is a biological need and unavoidable).
#NEWSFLASH: Recruiters don’t read personal profiles. We start assessing your personality the moment we look at your CV and mostly we find that you are not loyal and dedicated since you only stay in positions for 4 months at a time. We figure you aren’t a “people’s person” by the tone of your voice over the phone. Keep it honest and simple.
3. Include dates and months within the duration of your tenures 2018-2019 could mean December 2018 – January 2019.
Another must is: Job Titles and Companies you have worked for. We hardly look for transcripts from the start and always need an indication of your core duties, responsibilities and the tools you use to complete certain tasks because we live in a tech driven era and using the same technologies/tools as the company you are applying for does make your profile more attractive.
4. Salary Expectations. Companies have a thing where based off your general impression, they offer you a 10-15% increase BASED ON WHAT YOU ARE ON. Please don’t expect to earn R50,000 coming from a R20,000 salary monthly.