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How to Make a Job Application Stand Out

Updated on June 24, 2012

In the financial crisis today many people are out of work and looking for jobs. Many people looking for a job is a great situation for employers because they can pick and choose which candidates they would like to interview. Although the current situation is good for employers it is not ideal for job seekers.

If you have been looking for a new job or about to start job searching you may want to learn out to properly fill out an application to make yours stand out. These simple tips will help your job application stand out and put your application at the top of the list.

Tips to Make your Job Application Stand Out

  • Fill your application out completely.

Believe it or not many people do not fill out job applications completely. Many employers don't even bother reviewing applications that are not filled out completely and discard them. Discarding incompletely filled out applications is an easy way to narrow down a big pool of applicants.

  • Attach a Resume.

Attaching a resume to a job application is an easy way to get your application to stand out. Many people who apply for jobs do not bother to build a resume. By building and attaching a resume to yor application it shows that you are serious about wanted the job and are an individual.

  • Write Neatly

If you need to fill out your application by hand use neat handwriting. Employers may not admit it but but they do not take kindly to someone who scribbles on thier application, take your time to neatly write out on your application.

  • List all of your skills in detail.

If the application asks you to list your skills, go into detail. If you are good with computer don't simply say "I can use a computer" say which programs you know how to use etc.

  • Personalize yourself

Make the person reading the application get to know you. When you come to the part of the application that asks you to list your hobbies and interests state them. If possible try to use interests that are related to the job. If it is a job requires you to work with people, list sports you participate in etc.

If you have been looking for a job or are just venturing into the job market for the first time these tips can help you make sure your application gets noticed and does not blend in with the crowd.


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