Job Adverts


This is how most people apply for jobs – this means the most competition, so it is important to stand out from the bunch! Below are some hints and tips to get an edge and get ahead;

  • First and foremost, read the advertisement and the job description. No matter how time-consuming this might be, if you can’t do the job there is no point wasting time in applying.

  • If you’re still interested in applying, ring the company and speak to someone. Be prepared to answer some questions about yourself, ask questions about the job and ask for a name to send your job application to – if you take the time and make the effort to do this you might find the employer recognises your application when it arrives.

  • Email your job applications and ask the employer to let you know that they have received your application – ringing an employer and asking for confirmation that they have received your application gives you a chance to chat to them and make a good first impression.

  • Deadlines are there for a reason – this is your first test. If you don’t meet the deadline, it tells the employer that there are more reliable people available for the job they are advertising. Make a note of the deadline and set enough time aside to complete your application.