Make it really easy for the person shortlisting to score you highly! Follow the list of criteria and show them that you have it all, and if you don’t that you are self aware and can give them transferable skills
A fresh job application requires a fresh outlook. The response needs to be tailored to the job advert. It may seem like you are spending ages doing job applications, but if you don’t get them right you will be doing many more than you need to be! Taking the time to get it right will pay off.
Its really important to show passion and motivation when explaining why they should pick you. Even if its not something you want to be doing for long, or if you are just looking for a job to get you by for now, you should always read the job description fully, understand what they are looking for, and think about what you want to get out of it. What makes you a better candidate than others?
We don’t mean write an essay for each skill they ask for. But definitely write more than just a sentence confirming that you have the skill, as the employer can’t take your word for it if you don’t back it up. You should make sure that the examples you use demonstrate the steps you take, the thought processes you use, and the skills you demonstrated. Always talk about what you did, not what a team did. Its OK to talk about things you did in teams but employers want to hear about how you work, and if you can talk about how you worked with others then that is a bonus.
It can be really hard putting yourself on show time and time again. We want you to remember that you are a good person with lots to offer. It is crucial that you find the time for the things you enjoy, even if you feel like applying for jobs is your full time job at the moment. You will get there, but take care of yourself in this moment too!
These are just a few tips we can give you. The best advice we have is in our guidance booklet. Please download it, read it, and may it bring you success in snatching your dream job.