Don't apply for a job that doesn't apply to you!

by Sarah Holbrook on April 4, 2013

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It’s getting harder to find a job in this current climate and the competition between candidates is very high, so you need to be making sure you are spending your time wisely.

So to make your time worthwhile when searching for the right job, you firstly have to ask yourself if the job that you are applying for is the right one for you, and if so – if your CV reflects this.

Recruiters can take hundreds of CV’s for every job advert they post and as much as it is their job to sift through and find the perfect candidate for the role, it can also be timewasting when half of the CV’s are not even relevant to the post. Furthermore, it is timewasting for you too!

So my tip is to read job descriptions thoroughly. Can you honestly say to yourself that you can do all of the descriptive roles on the advertisement? Do you have the relevant experience? Have you got the relevant qualifications?

By sitting back and asking yourself these questions you will have more of a chance at taking your time and applying for one job and being successful rather than sending the same cover letter and CV to 10 jobs and hearing nothing.

This is also where we come in. Recruiters are here to help you, and by registering on our website, one of our consultants will be in touch to help you find a role you’ll shine in! Just click on this link to register, or read our CV tips

Sarah Holbrook

Sarah Holbrook is the Marketing Manager at Stafforce, a recruitment business committed to improving client profitability through people, processes and technology by delivering UK-wide cutting edge recruitment solutions and specialist business consultancy and support. Follow Sarah on Twitter and / or follow StafforceNews on Twitter, read the Stafforce blog and connect with Sarah via LinkedIn

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