1. Introduce yourself
We want to know why we should choose you, so create a brief overview of your experience and your suitability for the role advertised. Make sure it has enough information to encourage us to read your application in full, but keep it concise.
2. Choose a clear layout
Your application needs to remain clutter-free and easy to read. Make sure that the important information about your skills are included. The last thing a recruiter wants to do is to go hunting for the information that they are looking for, so don’t hide it amongst an array of elaborate job descriptions.
3. Tailor your application
Tailor your application to the role you are applying for. It may sound like a time-consuming process, but making the effort to tailor your application to suit the requirements of the particular job that you are applying for can greatly increase your chances of securing an interview.
4. Keep it error free
It’s deceptively easy to make mistakes on your application and exceptionally difficult to repair the damage once this has happened. As well as checking your spelling and grammar, make sure your employment dates match up and that you’ve provided the right phone number and email address.