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Job Application Checklist

Job application checklist ideal for fresh graduates looking to get their career started

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Riza Hope Molo
Riza Hope Molo
2nd December 2016 in careers
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    Step 1

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    Make sure you are a match. Ask yourself the following questions:

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    1. Is this the right job for me?

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    2. Do I have all the required skills they are looking for?

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    3. Do I have the experience they require (if any)?

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    4. Am I qualified for the job?

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    5. Would I want to live or work in that area / country?

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    6. Am I within commutable distance of this job?

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    Prepare and customize your resume and cover letter

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    1. For those who need to develop their resume from scratch

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    2. More information on how to create your CV

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    3. Double check capitalization, punctuation and grammar

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    4. Check if your contact details are updated, correct and neatly written

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    5. Proofread everything before submitting your application

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    Submit your application

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    1. Make sure you sent it to the correct email address

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    2. Use a professional subject line and email address

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    Wait for their response or call

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    Follow-up

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    1. If an application deadline is listed, then follow up one week after that date

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    2. If you can’t find a deadline, send your follow-up note one week after your initial application

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    3. If the job listing states “no calls,” do not call to follow up

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    4. Respond within 24 hours to a company that contacts you

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    5. Check your spam folder settings

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    Prepare for interviews

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    Step 1

  • 1

    Make sure you are a match. Ask yourself the following questions:

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    1. Is this the right job for me?

  • 3

    2. Do I have all the required skills they are looking for?

  • 4

    3. Do I have the experience they require (if any)?

  • 5

    4. Am I qualified for the job?

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    5. Would I want to live or work in that area / country?

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    6. Am I within commutable distance of this job?

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    Step 2

  • 8

    Prepare and customize your resume and cover letter

  • 9

    1. For those who need to develop their resume from scratch

  • 10

    2. More information on how to create your CV

  • 11

    3. Double check capitalization, punctuation and grammar

  • 12

    4. Check if your contact details are updated, correct and neatly written

  • 13

    5. Proofread everything before submitting your application

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    Step 3

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    Submit your application

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    1. Make sure you sent it to the correct email address

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    2. Use a professional subject line and email address

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    Step 4

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    Wait for their response or call

  • Step
    Step 5

  • 18

    Follow-up

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    1. If an application deadline is listed, then follow up one week after that date

  • 20

    2. If you can’t find a deadline, send your follow-up note one week after your initial application

  • 21

    3. If the job listing states “no calls,” do not call to follow up

  • 22

    4. Respond within 24 hours to a company that contacts you

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    5. Check your spam folder settings

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