Monday, 1 October 2012

Job application howlers

If you are going for a part-time job you’d want to present yourself in the best light possible, wouldn’t you? The answer is a resounding “yes” I’m sure.
I’m certain these guys felt the same but it just didn’t come across like that. These are some of the favourites I found out there:

  1.  “I’m intrested to here more about that. I’m working today in a furniture factory as a drawer.”
  2. “Skills: Strong work ethic, attention to detail, team player, self motivated, attention to detail.”
  3.  “Received a plague for salesperson of the year.”
  4.   “You will want me to be head honcho in no time.”
  5.  “Experienced in all faucets of accounting.”
Don’t think they used the spell check, did they, eh! If you want to dip into more visit Jobmob.
But getting serious for a moment, this is the advice that is out there about compiling your own covering letter in a nutshell.

DON’T undersell yourself but make sure you tailor your letter to the job you are applying for.
DO show, succinctly, in your letter that you have researched the role and know a little bit about the company you want to work for.

DO say why you want the job you are applying for and why you think you would be good at it. This is your opportunity to include your unique selling points.

DON’T make your letter any more than four or five paragraphs long and adapt your tone to the type of job you are applying for.

Visit Prospects, which offers lots of advice and even templates for you to download  
If you don’t get an interview and you thought your application was a strong one it is always worth asking for feedback.

Meanwhile, here are some job sites that you might like to dip into if you are looking for part-time work Monster, Total jobs, Reed, Jobrapido and Check4jobs.

Good luck you busy women looking for part-time work. Hey Presto people.

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