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.