The 2010/11 Graduate Recruitment has kick-started and several applications are closing as early as March. Start your preparation early! The following are some tips/feedbacks from the previous year’s graduate recruiters regarding job applications. This would be a good reminder while working through your applications.
1. Attend workshops:
~ Take advantage of all the job preparation workshops available
~ Remember to attend CV workshops, especially the ones that are presented by employers that you are interested in applying
2. Submit applications early:
~ Last minute technical failure may not guarantee the safe receipt of your application.
3. Supply all the documentations required:
~ Students need to make sure they provide all the information and documentation requested
4. Proof read applications:
~ Any little thing, such as getting the organisation’s name wrong stands out for the wrong reason
~ Check grammar and spelling on applications
5. Ensure good structure and content for applications:
~ A good covering letter and detailed CV are very important
~ Remember, we view hundreds of applications, so you need to stand out – sell yourself!
~ Include any volunteer work you have done on your CV
~ Take time to fill out the applications as we do read them, give examples of experiences e.g. what activities have you been involved with in the community, students’ association etc
~ Tell us why you are motivated to work for our organisation
~ Target and tailor your application