Applying for a job is entering a competition! That is why it is so important to set yourself up for success from the very beginning.
Resume writing is the first place people go wrong. Some resumes tend to be too long, while others are too brief. Your resume, e-resumes or profiles should include concise details about you, your education, skills and previous employment. References should be offered upon request. Cover letters should be neat and compelling and specific to the job.
The next place where many people tend to fail is the interviewing process. Take the time to research online. You will discover a number of helpful websites and articles that provide sample interview questions that can help you to be more prepared for your next job interview.
The more you know about the field in which you are applying, the better off you will be. If you are having trouble choosing a career path, check your local bookstore or library for several career planning books. Self help books – career planning oriented especially – can be found just about anywhere.