How To Apply For A Job (B)
How to apply for a job? What are the steps during the applying for the job?
Posted: Apr 2010
Everybody is potentially person who is looking for the job. The quest for the job is something that almost everybody is doing, usually more than once in the life. Even if you are employed at this moment, you must be aware that one day you may be looking for the job. Applying for the job is something that may happen from time to time.
You may be looking for better job with the higher salary, you are looking the employer that is closer to your home, or you are looking for less demanding job.
Regarding on the motivation for job application, it is necessary to know basic rules and to understand what is necessary to undertake in order to increase employment chances. After you identified the potential employer ( advertisement, internet, personal contacts, ... ) there are two sequenced phases of job application.
First stage is the written application. The main document of you application is the Curriculum Vitae CV. The job CV needs to contain following segments:
General Info that presents your personally, name, address. Other elements depend of local requirements. In some countries it is normal to state your marital status and nationality, but in some other countries this should not be stated.
Education, describing your highest educational degree.
Working experience is the part of the CV that should explain positions, former employer titles and periods of engagement. The list of positions should start with the latest position.
Training list should describe all relevant courses and seminars, general and specialist, with titles and date. Should the list be long, it is better to make a separate sheet with full list of trainings.
Personal preferences and hobbies should be the last part where you should describe more personal things about you.
As a general principle the job CV should be short and written clearly, one page, maximum 2 pages. Job cover letter is necessary for purpose of describing for what position you are applying for.
The application letter has the purpose to prevent your CV from being lost. The job cover letter should be very short and clear. Set of application documents should also include copies of diplomas and certificates, as well as other documents required by advertiser.
Try to make your application set of documents optimized, clear and visible. Avoid writing too long CV or job application letter. Also avoid making your application set too big. Also you can send your application by e mail. Still, some employers are requiring handwritten applications, so be ready.
Try to understand that every employer usually receives tens or hundreds of applications for every position. It takes not too much for your application to be rejected, in case that you do not follow basic rules.