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5 things that annoy hiring managers

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11:30 AM | 14 July 2017
by Tijen Butler
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We've compiled a list of the most annoying things for hiring managers when reading job applications. Keep these in mind during your next application.

Here's the list of everything that annoys hiring managers when recruiting.

1. When no effort is put in

When an application has specific questions, hiring managers expect to see insightful and thoughtful answers, yet so many people deliver one-word answers which represents a lack of effort. Would you call that person back? Let employers know how much you want the role by showing your passion.

2. When they aren’t qualified for the job

Job requirements are specified to attract the right people. Candidates should be aware if it's aimed at them, yet a lot of grads for example, fresh out of uni with no experience, apply for roles such as account manager. It's advised that you only apply for jobs that fit your skills and field.

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