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Top 10 Recruiters’ Peeves (No. 10)

Top 10 Recruiters’ Peeves

We have compiled the top 10 “recruiters’ peeves” to provide some insights as to what annoy us and our struggles with impossible candidates.  If you are a candidate and reading this, this will be your “Top 10 not-to-dos”!  Here is the countdown:

Number 10:  – Applying to every available job

We have a list of job openings in our website (http://quinnox-solutions.com/career-page/).  These jobs are mostly technical, but each requirement is very different.  Often, there will be a single candidate applying to at least 6 to 10 jobs in that list!

So why can’t you apply to as many jobs as you like?

  • It shows that you do not have a clear career goal.
  • It suggests that you are a desperate job seeker and your cv had probably been mass-sent to many other job agencies as well.
  • We wonder if you are in the right state of mind.

 As a fresh graduate, you would probably know your areas of interest and then apply to jobs that are best suited to you.  You could apply to junior positions or openings that welcome fresh graduates.  A fresher applying to a Project Manager position will most definitely be rejected – this is a no brainer.

 For candidates with working experience, you will probably have some idea of where you stand in your career and the possible career paths ahead of you.  Thus apply to positions that you are able to contribute to or aim for something that is one-level up from your current role. 

Whatever you do, remember not to send in your cv to a “system engineer” job and in the next breath, apply to a “software engineer” position… you know what we mean.