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Dear job hunter, are you prepared for that moment in your job hunting quest you sit face to face with an intended employer?

Preparation involves crossing all your Ts and dotting all your Is; and one of the first things to get sorted is the accuracy of the information on your documents/resume.

In this video, job hunter Fish wants a job so bad but endangers an opportunity he had to get it. Why? His information on paper didn’t tally with his answers.

Don’t be put in this precarious situation.

Ensure that all information on your documents are up to date and accurate.

Don’t search the ceiling for answers when your interviewer asks if he can call one of your referees, and his choice happens to be that one referee who passed on three months ago but you forgot to edit your resume and replace his name.

Don’t be tempted to lie about your age just because you’ve searched endlessly for a job and the organization specified a certain age which is above or below your current age. You may end up blurting it out during your interview under pressure and spoil any chance of getting hired. Bottom line, be truthful with every information you share whether written or verbal. Lies always have a way of coming back to bite you.

It’s a tough world out in the labour market. When job hunting, make the best of an opportunity you get for an interview by doing a basic cross-check and a few necessary edits.

Need more helpful tips as you search for your ideal job? Then follow the Diary of a Job Hunter series every week. You’ll learn a few things that will come in handy when that job interview email, call or text hits your phone.

Meanwhile, watch Fish’s interview blunder in this funny video and don’t forget to stop over next Friday for job seeker tip three. Till then!

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