Follow up is essential regarding your job applications. It is no longer as easy to apply for a job by simply pressing click and presto a new job will fall in your lap. It may take you day’s or even weeks even for the confirmation that an employer or agency has even received your job application. We recommend that you follow up the employer with a phone call to ensure that they have actually got your application.
This will provide you with up to date information and enlighten you as to where your application is at in the overall recruitment process. It also identifies to your possible future employer that you are proactive and willing to take the initiative, these may be some key attributes that the Employer is looking for their important job vacancy.
David Arcangeli, Qest Human Resources 23 September 2013
The need for up to date detail on applications for example resumes and cover letters is important . In the current job market the need for attention to detail is imperative as the number of quality people looking for work currently is very high so if you are looking for work you need to make every post a winner in your quest to gain your dream job.
Things to look out for are as follows use correct grammar , list your achievements sometimes things you may not think are not too important regarding your work history may be extremely important to a future employer.
Making sure your education history is on your resume and having access to proof of your qualifications can increase your chances of being successful because employers want to make sure you have actually studied in the area of expertise.
List your referees and ensure that they are relevant to your past employment and positive advocates for your work background.