- Do not apply every job you find on the job portals / newspaper / internet.
Focus your search on jobs that you are qualified for and you’ll have a better chance of getting selected for an interview. Sending out random resumes and cover letters is just going to be a waste of your time only.
- Do not apply for jobs you like to do but have no experience in it
This is especially important to know that if the advertiser have already indicated they are looking for an experienced staff with 3-10 years’ experience, unless they have indicated they welcome inexperienced / fresh graduate / did not indicate experience level needed. You might still want to try if the level of experience they are looking at is 1 or 2 years, although the chances of being granted for an interview might be slim.
- Do not apply for jobs if the advertiser/s are looking for local employees
Your resume might not receive any attention from advertisers if they have clearly stated they are looking for locals or with permanent residence status to perform the job and you apply when you do not fit the requirements. This could potentially be just a waste of your time to apply.