Are you using meaningless phrases in your applications, such as "I was excited to find this job posting" or "I believe I can contribute to your company"? Are you viewing your application from your prespective instead of from the perspective of a potential employers by saying something such as "This job is perfect for me because..."? Stop now by listening to the advice of our guest, Lindsay McMahon of the All Ears English podcast, who recently went through a lot of bad job applications and has useful ideas about how they could have been better. Her dos and don'ts will set you on the right path.
You can listen to the interview using the player at the top of this page or read a complete rough transcript.