Day 15 - Your Last Minute Checklist For Your Applications

 

Now we've given you all the tools for the perfect application, it's time to start sending out your CV! One of the first things that can turn recruiters off is careless mistakes in an application. It gives an impression that you haven't put effort into it and you don't care. Make sure you go through our checklist to double check your application is flawless

 

 

Why check your social media?

Since the rise of social media, there is a common myth that the only reason recruiters check these channels is to make sure you never have any fun. Whilst it’s true any incriminating photos are likely to turn a recruiter off, social media is largely used as a way to get an idea of who you are and see how you’d fit in the company. Better to be safe than sorry though, so keep as much private as possible.

 

The benefits of researching a company

It's all well and good applying to as many companies as possible, but if you get to the actual interview process - or even offer stage - and decide that this isn’t the company for you, that’s a lot of time and energy wasted. Even worse - imagine joining a company and only after finding out that many of the employees are very dissatisfied with working there. Using tools such as Indeed can ensure the company environment and values will align well with you. 

 

How important is your CV and cover letter?

Whilst not all companies require cover letters, CVs are pretty much a must. These are a tool to help employers filter through applications and narrow down the options. This will be your first opportunity to wow recruiters and catch their eye, so they need to be done right. Cover letters are a great accessory to your CV - so if you are given the opportunity to include one in your application, do. They should add to your application, rather than be a summary of your CV. It’s a chance to add your voice to the application and explain why you want to work for the company.

 

Keeping track of applications

When a recruiter calls about a prospective interview, it looks really bad when you’re not sure which position they’re calling about. Keeping track of where and when you’ve applied is a great idea if you’re thinking of following up with companies. As mentioned in Day 7, it's a good idea to keep track so you can set goals for the amount of applications you send per week.

 

Once you've checked and rechecked, you're all set to send out your applications! You're one step closer to your dream job... now it's time to prepare for the interview stage! Stay tuned for more tips and advice.


On the runway. So ready than ever

posted 2 weeks ago by Domitilah


On the runway. So ready than ever

posted 2 weeks ago by Domitilah


I have rechecked this tip. Now I am applying for a vacancy, keep fingers crossed for me please

posted 2 weeks ago by Liudmila

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Best of luck!

posted 2 weeks ago by The ELJ Team


Ready for takeoff. Thank you.

posted 2 weeks ago by Rina


this is very helpful!

posted 2 weeks ago by Thais


I haven’t made it before!! Thanks a lot!

posted 2 weeks ago by Ece


Those Steps are essential for a successful candidatory , thanks a lot for helping us !

posted 2 weeks ago by SABRINE


Really good information to improve in all aspects!

posted 3 weeks ago by Amaury Hiroyuki


I would add to the last point "note down the name of the contact person (we were communicating with or the one we have our interview with)

posted 3 weeks ago by Lucie


Great article!

posted 3 weeks ago by Sofia

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Thank you for your comment!

posted 3 weeks ago by The ELJ Team