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What to Say and Not to Say in the Job Application Zimbabwe

A job application has now become a significant aspect of the hiring procedure in Zimbabwe. To reduce the issues created by the language barrier for foreigners and for natives too most recruiters in Zimbabwe had made job applications a compulsive part of the documents submitted for hiring procedures. 

In most cases, only a well-written job application can win you a job in Zimbabwe. In a recent survey, the recruitment team stated that mostly they reject a person after detecting the below-mentioned issues in their job applications. To overcome these issues we have compiled the mistakes and their solutions to help people seeking jobs in Zimbabwe.

Spelling or Linguistic Mistakes 

always spell check your job application in zimbabwe

  • Issue: Recruiters will determine your willingness for the job by the use of words in your job applications. If it contains spelling errors and grammatical mistakes the recruiter will automatically perceive that you are not a good fit for the job.
  • Solution: The only method for being certain about your document is to run a spell check on it. Use online available software to check grammatical mistakes. Grammarly is a free software easily available on the Internet to check linguistic mistakes.

Avoid Misinformation About The Company and Person 

  • Issue: The general formats are very easy to catch as they would not contain any information about the company and general salutations would be used to address the recruitment manager instead of the name. The recruiter will perceive that a person who requires a job couldn't take the time to alter the job application which means he's not fit for the job. Nobody likes it when the letter directed to them doesn't contain their name or is called by the wrong name.
  • Solution: To avoid this mistake, search online about the company and make a call to the company's reception to confirm the name of the person who is currently recruiting the persons for ongoing interviews.

Bogus and Exaggerated Information 

  • Issue: A recruitment manager has the right to reject the job application or even he can terminate the employee based on wrong information about education or past career or if the skills and abilities are exaggerated in a job application.
  • Solution: The better solution is to be honest in your job application and never write false information because recruiters cross-check the employee's data even months after recruitment.

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Lengthy Paragraphs 

  • Issue: Managers may not be interested in pursuing excessively lengthy paragraphs in job applications and would probably skip some important information by ignoring those lengthy paragraphs.
  • Solution: Try to write only information relevant to your job. Be concise and use short words or phrases which cover lengthy sentences.

Expectations from the Recruiting Firm

  • Issue: People usually mention salary expectations in job applications which is not at all recommended. 
  • Solution: What salary, allowance, and perks that come with the designation are supposed to be discussed in the final interview? If it is mentioned by the interviewer to write salary expectations, just search the market for relevant jobs and their salary and mention it on the job application.

Never Skip Information 

  • Issue: To save the hassle usually Candidates skip the information mentioned on the resume. The recruiters mostly never see your resume and they will call you for an interview after just reading your job applications.
  • Solution: Concisely write the summary of your resume in your job applications even if it is repeated. Just avoid using irrelevant information like irrelevant job experiences or skills or initial education.

About Job Description 

  • Issue: People usually work in the same fields for their whole life so most of the time the roles they play at every job are the same. In their resumes, they copy-paste the same job descriptions in every job they had done previously. 
  • Solution: Be creative and learn to tailor your job descriptions to every job you mentioned. Highlight areas that you think are relevant to the current job you are applying for.

Must read: 20 Things You can Never Say in a Job Interview

Criticism of Previous Job, Employer, or Colleagues 

  • Issue: Why are you quitting your previous job? It is mostly asked by recruiters. Blaming previous employers or colleagues or the company will automatically portray a poor image of yourself.
  • Solution: Avoid bashing people from previous jobs. There are many other positive responses to say like moving for betterment, or moving because the culture of your company impressed you.

Must Check: How to Impress in a Job Interview

Avoid Mentioning Future Plans

  • Issue: Never mention your next move to anyone, not even to your employer. Never mention your goals or aims to your recruiter that you are planning to start a business, planning to move abroad for betterment, or will give up on a job after reaching a certain level. Discover: High demand jobs in Zimbabwe
  • Solution: Always write in favour of the company. A firm will never waste its resources on people who are with them for a limited time. Never portray any sort of dissatisfaction in your job applications. Always write it with an optimistic attitude.

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