So, you are thinking about applying for a job? Have you crafted your job application accordingly? Although it seems quite convenient and tempting to use the same cover letter and CV for all kinds of job applications, it is not helpful at all. We have penned down some essential tips to assist you in acing your interview and help you understand how t complete a job application well.
- Understand the job requirements:
Before filling any job application, always make sure you completely understand what the organization is looking for. You cannot repeat the same job application for every job you applied for because the requirements would be different for each job role.
- Matching the job description:
The job description is the most important part of any job application as it conveys what the employer is looking for in a candidate. So before getting indulge in creating your job application, make sure you match with all the traits and roles demand by the job.
- Don’t wait for the last day:
Although there is nothing wrong with putting off your application until the last submission date, however, it is prudent to submit is as early as possible.
- Focus on the opening:
Your personal statement and the cover letter makes the first impression on the recruiters. So, take a nice, interesting, sharp yet concise start. Check for all kinds of grammatical errors and do mention how you meet all the job requirements.
- Breaking down the skills:
Be specific about your skills, as it will give you an edge over others. If the job description demands good communication skills, then you must deliver as to what kind of communication skill do you have and how you acquire and polish them. Do mention whether you have written communication skills, personal ones, or public or group communication skills.
- Get the second opinion:
Ask your friends or colleagues to check your application before submission for a second opinion. You can also hire our career consultants to check your job application and assist you accordingly. Asking others to check will let them see if there is any mistake that you might have missed.
- Be concise:
Avoid over-explaining everything; if you have provided one good example regarding each competency of skill, it is more than enough. You can have the chance to elaborate on your experience during the personal interview stage if asked by the recruiter further.
- Avoid exaggeration:
Your employer will definitely check your degrees and experiences, so avoid stating any wrong or misleading thing. Do you know it is actually illegal to lie while applying for a job? Also, try not to exaggerate things and keep things as simple as possible.
- Updated personal information:
Always mention your updated personal information, including contact number, email, and residence address.
- Highlight the achievements:
If you have any achievement related to the role demanded in the job description, do not hesitate to highlight it. Highlighting your achievements make your CV more relevant and likable by the recruiters.
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