They Dont include a cover letter (Even when the employer has asked for one)If the employer asks for a cover letter, write one. End. Of. Story. Your cover letter not only gives you the opportunity to instantly grab the employers attention but it also gives them a good sense of your writing style, but it also shows that you care about getting the position and can follow directions.
You can have the most impressive c.v/resume even seen but your probably not going to get an interview if you dont include a cover letter.Also note, keep your cover letter short, to the point and make sure you write a new one for each role you apply for and dont just use the same one.
They dont send a follow up thank-you emailThis is huge.Sending a potential employer a thank-you email a few hours after you speak is a fantastic indication of your professionalism and ambition for the job. Not only that it also puts your name at the top of the employers inbox which keeps you in their mind. If you dont send a thank-you note, many employers will just assume that you may of left changing your mind about the job and wont get in touch with you.If you talked to more than one person, you should send a note to each of them.Heres a great example of a thank-you note: Good Morning/Afternoon Sussane I just wanted to take the time to say thank you for your time speaking with me today about the internship/opportunity at GOOGLE. It was a pleasure meeting you. After our conversation, I absolutely believe my skills, abilities and experiences would be a great match for this opportunity. I am very exited about the possibility of joining the GOOGLE team. If you need any further information from me or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Have a great weekend.