5 Tips for Submitting an Online Job Application
Thoroughly read the job description.
Take the time to understand exactly what the company expects from applicants for jobs that interest you; do not ignore the detailed description of what the job entails. Familiarise yourself with the duties and responsibilities and weigh up your own strengths and weaknesses accordingly. Luckily with Stackracket, all job descriptions are clearly set out and listed for the applicant to go over.
Make sure your responses are error free.
With digital applications, errors are more likely to occur. This is a scary thought, but one that should motivate you to triple-check your content for spelling, content, and grammar. Additionally, make sure all of your information is completely spelled out. It was for this reason that we made Stackracket easy to operate and fill out as an applicant.
Clean up your public social media profile.
We’re all driven by social media and our social lives are all over the internet! A technology-savvy hiring company is more likely to take an active interest in your social media profile postings and review your SM pages. Make sure you don’t have public images or content that would distract or deter hiring managers or recruiters from wanting to hire you. Your SM image if your brand image. Don’t provide red flags for recruiters and hiring managers. Watch what you post.
Fill out all the different application fields.
By filling out each and every field, you are not just giving information that could make you stand out from the competition, but also demonstrating your interest and desire for the job. Many recruiters may skip over candidates who don’t complete their applications as blank spaces are a deterring factor. A full form is a confident form.
Identify keywords and update your resume.
Take your time and look over your resume and edit it accordingly. Most individuals don’t have up-to-date resumes which is incredibly important. Find the keywords in the job description and make sure you indicate how your accomplishments/talents/skillset address those requirements. Customise your resume and/or cover letter slightly too each specific job.
Get It Joburg North Campus September 2016