Finding a Job

Make Sure Your Online Job Application Stands Out

Job hunting is a time-consuming, arduous process. Yes you’re super busy and filling out online job applications can be pretty boring especially if you feel that you are having to say the say stuff over and over.

But by cutting corners and slapping together an application made from your resume, you are shortchanging yourself out of the potential opportunity to be called in for an interview. So take a little extra time to customize your online job applications so that they each represents you in the best, most professional light possible.

Don’t copy and paste.

After filling out applications for hours you’re tired of writing down all your accomplishments. While you might be tempted to do a little copy and paste it will reflect negatively on your application. Each job application should be carefully crafted for the specific job that you’re applying for; by cutting and pasting, you are showing a potential boss that you didn’t care enough to finish filling out the online job application to the best of your ability.

Be descriptive.

There might be only so many ways for you to describe all of your previous job duties, but when you are filling out an application, you need to make it sound exciting and new. By repeating the same wording over and over again, you’ll surely bore your prospective boss. Spice it up a bit—change the structure of your sentences and add more descriptive wording. You’ll make your accomplishments sound even greater and you’ll entice a hiring manger to take your application more seriously.

Add extra information.

When it comes to your resume you only have a limited amount of characters and space to get your point across —and win over an HR manager. Utilize the expansive space of a job application to flesh out any ideas or expand upon some of your previous work history and workplace skills. Include any new relevant information that couldn’t fit into your resume, and be sure to highlight key points by using bold or italics.

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