Job application

Checkpoints before you send your application and CV

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  • 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.



(The source for the checkpoints is, 01.02.2017)

Published 9. March 2017 - 15:54 - Updated 1. April 2020 - 12:17