Job Applications: Presenting a Compelling Case

Job Applications

Filling out job applications is not glamorous and, after filling out a few, it can be tempting to cut corners. However, that's the wrong attitude. Each job application is unique and requires all your time and attention. If it doesn't, maybe you should not apply.

When Completing a Job Application, Put Yourself in the Shoes of the Person Who Will Be Reviewing It

The most important thing when applying for a job is to put yourself in the shoes of the decision-maker. Decision-maker refers to the person in charge of deciding who to call in for an interview. Keep this in mind next time you're wondering how to complete your job application. Too many applicants focus on themselves.

Tips on How to Complete a Job Application

In order to secure your chances at a job interview, which will get you closer to the job offer, make sure to read the job posting carefully and gather as much information about the position as possible. Jot down on a piece of paper what would be the ideal candidate for the position and see how you measure up. Then tailor your job application to the specific requirements of the position (including your resume and cover letter) and try to get as close as possible to the ideal candidate profile. If you're not quite there, see if you possess skills that compensate for where you're lacking. Be clear and spark enough interest in your application that someone reading it will feel compelled to call you in.

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