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Online Job Application Tips

Posted: 02.07.2017

Online Job Application Tips


Online job application tipsDo you want to make a good impression with your online job application? There are so numerous applicants filling out the jobseekers jobs online form you are applying for.

You may be wondering if there is any way to make yours stand out.

Here are some simple and effective tips that will help you stand out and be contacted for interviews.


 
  • Before applying online, carefully read the job description and make sure you have the qualifications for the job.

Some applicants make the mistake of applying for all available jobs, even when they don’t meet some of the requirements. In the end, applicants do not receive offers for jobs to which they are not qualified, and may bother potential employers by making them waste time with irrelevant requests. This may upset an employer, and they may decide not to consider the applicant for any of the jobs to which it is qualified.
 
  • Review the questions on the online employment application before submitting it.

Many applicants make the mistake of completing applications without first checking them. Go through the questions carefully and prepare your answers before you begin. This will reduce errors and allow you to present your skills in the best possible way.
 
  •  Submit your request in the format requested by the company.

Be sure to follow the employer's instructions on how your application should be submitted. For example, if the employer asks you not to submit your résumé and instead submit the application online, be sure to do it the way you have been asked. If the employer asks you to include your résumé as an attachment, be sure to do this correctly. Ask someone for help if you are not sure how to do what the employer is asking you to do.
 
  • Make sure you give error free answers to the questions been asked by your employer.

Employers want to see if you can follow instructions. If your answers show that you have not understood the questions, it shows the employer that you do not follow the instructions well. If you answer correctly and check your answers for errors in grammar and spelling, this shows employers that you can follow instructions and care about the quality of their work.
 
  • Write about your skills and accomplishments in your online application.

Do not be shy in your online applications! Make impressions to employers using every opportunity available on the application form to write about your good qualities. Many online applications provide spaces for writing about your skills and accomplishments. Before completing the applications, list all your qualities and accomplishments that apply to the jobs you want to achieve. Keep this list and keep it somewhere easy to find. Make glasses from this list when answering online application questions about your professional skills and other accomplishments.
 
  • If the employer asks for a cover letter, be sure to submit one in the appropriate format.

Make sure your cover letter is specific to the job you are applying for. Many companies read cover letters before reading the job application. If your cover letter specifically addresses the qualifications for the job, and submits it in the format that employers ask for, you will have much more opportunity to make a good first impression.
 
  • Make sure you fill in all the spaces in the application.

If there are spaces in the application, this will give the impression to the employer that you do not take the job seriously. Leaving blank shows that you don’t pay attention to details. When you complete the application as much as possible this shows the employers that you are taking the request seriously. Usually you can count on applicants who complete your application take the job more seriously as well.
 
  • Use the keywords in the titles and job descriptions that an employer would be using.

Just like online job applications, keywords are technique that some employers use to find the most compatible candidates. Key words and phrases can be found in job titles, job descriptions, and on the websites of the companies you are applying for.

For example, let's say you are looking for a job as a structural engineer with experience in road construction. In the description of work and on the site of the company 's website, you will see the title of written work as " Structural Engineer" and the words and phrases " construction "  and " road construction " (providing company) and " record daily care notes " (to record daily care) several times. These words are important because some employers review résumés and online applications using computer programs that count the number of words and phrases that match the job description and titles they are trying to hire.

Make a list of words and phrases that are repeated or describe exactly what an employer is looking for. Check your résumé and prepare for your job application making sure you use as many of these key words and phrases as possible. They should appear in the description of their skills and experience, their previous titles, and their career goal.
 
  • Make sure you do not have more than one candidate profile with each company.

On some web sites, companies will allow you to apply for many different types of work at that company, and will ask you to submit all applications through a single profile. Be sure to follow the instructions, and do not create more than one profile for each company. If you accidentally create more than one profile for each company, this will show the employer that you do not follow the instructions. It will also cause the employer to be confused about who you are, and what kind of jobs you are applying for.
 
  • Before submitting your application online, make sure there is nothing on your social media online that you do not want the employers to see.

If employers are interested in your application online, they may want to check your social media page like LinkedIn and Facebook to learn more about you. Make sure public information on your social media online is information that you can proudly display with your employers.
 
  • Carefully check all details in your online application before submitting it.

We all make mistakes. Even if you have completed the online application, be sure to review the instructions and your answers, before submitting your application.


Good luck!

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