Checkpoints before you send your application and CV
Never use the same application twice. You can certainly re-use elements from your previous applications, but it is very important that you tailor every single application to the specific job advertised.
Review your application. Is it persuasive? Ask someone you trust to give it a second look.
It is very important to format your application neatly, both from a content (the information you include) and a presentation (what you application looks like) perspective.
A job application shouldn’t be more than one page.
Use simple and natural language, avoid obviousness and too many details.
Have you marked your application with the correct reference number, if the job ad contains it?
Double check it for spelling and grammar. Make sure that the names of the company and hiring manager are correct. Spelling errors leave a bad impression.
Have you enclosed attested copies of your diploma, other certificates and references, if requested?
It is usual to send application electronically via e-post or recruiter tools.
If you send your application via snail mail, make sure you mark the envelope the way it derives from the ad.
You can contact the company about the status of your application if you haven’t heard back from your potential employer within 2-3 weeks after the closing date.