When you’re applying for a job always give it your best shot.
There’s no difference between applying for a casual summer job, part time work, or some high powered graduate career – employers will want to know you’re taking their business seriously and you’ll be giving the job your all.
Make sure your application:
- Addresses all the criteria in the advert – adapt your cover letter and resume to suit
- Contains up to date and accurate information
- Looks fantastic, if it’s hand-written then make sure you take enough time to make it neat and legible
- Has been proof-read – check the spelling and grammar, make sure it reads well and makes sense
- Gets in on time or, if there’s no deadline, then get it in as soon as possible to give yourself the best chance
Once you’ve submitted an application, remember to check your emails, voicemails or answer all your calls. Don’t delay finding out if you’ve been selected for an interview or even got the job.
You can land a job without an interview, but it’s more common that your application will get your shortlisted. Then you’ll have to attend an interview to determine if you’ll be offered the job.
Do a little bit of research about the company and the job you’ve applied for, it’ll show in the interview.
It’s perfectly normal to be nervous but to stay as calm as possible so that you can do yourself justice.
Thank the interviewer for their time before you leave.
Read our 5 Interview tips blog if you’d like a little more information.
Once you’ve submitted an application or you’ve had an interview, if you don’t hear back within a week or so – give them a call or email just to follow up. It could show that you’re enthusiastic and serious about the job.