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How to Apply for Work

1. Look for employment in your field.


According to Pew Research Center data, almost 80% of candidates utilized the internet as their major source of job search in 2015. That figure has most certainly increased in the five years after the report was released. Either way, it's evident that the most popular technique to look for employment in your sector is to perform an online search. Indeed and other such websites make it easy to connect with companies who are seeking for your talents and expertise.


2. Conduct research on potential employers


If you begin with a job search rather than a company search, do your homework on any firm you're thinking about applying to. Going online to the company's "about" page is a good place to start. You could also do a search on the firm name to see if there is any news, current happenings, or reviews concerning the company.


After you've exhausted your online search, reach out to individuals who work at the company you're applying to. Networking with individuals who work at firms you want to work for gives you a better sense of the overall corporate culture.


3. Get your résumé ready for submission.


Making ensuring your resume is up to date and optimized for the job you're seeking for is part of preparing it for the application process. To begin, keeping it up to date entails include your most current education, experience, and talents. In each part of a chronological resume, the most recent education and experience should be included first.


You may optimize your resume for the job you're looking for by reading the job description and include important keywords that correspond to your skill set into your resume.


4. Determine if a cover letter is appropriate for you.


A cover letter is not usually required in current job applications. Determine if a cover letter is required. You can usually know since it says so on the application. If you do add a cover letter, make sure it complements your resume and provides an engaging narrative about yourself.


5. Submit a résumé as well as an online application.


After you have prepared your CV and cover letter, you may need to go online and fill out an application with your external papers attached. Copying and pasting straight from your resume into the online application might result in formatting errors. Instead, attentively answer each question and tailor your response to the requirements of the firm.


6. Follow-up on applications


Hiring managers may need time to review resumes and applications. While you may be tempted to follow up right after, wait around two weeks before contacting the company to inquire on the progress of your application. This offers hiring managers enough time to browse through prospects while also making you seem more professional. If you have such information, you may send an application follow-up letter to the hiring manager through email. If not, you may contact the employer and request to talk with the position's recruiting manager.

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