Applying for a job


A student trying applying for a job can be challenging. Following some rules while searching for job and sending job applications as advised below can make the process easier.
Applying for a job

A student trying applying for a job can be challenging. Following some rules while searching for job and sending job applications as advised below can make the process easier.

Reality check

There’s nothing worse than finding the perfect job that does not fit your current lifestyle. So to enhance your job hunting and chances of success, you have to understand what you can and can’t apply for. So before searching and applying for jobs, assess your current situation and what work opportunities you need to seek out.

Job search

There are many ways to look for vacant jobs. Sometimes through word of mouth and referrals, jobs come to you. But for most part, you need to find the right job and be actively searching and filtering through the available positions in the market. Jobs come and go every hour, so make tracks and get applying!

Applying for jobs

To reduce your searching and applying time, keep in mind the following points:

  • Read the job description carefully for positions advertised.
  • Be fair on yourself and those reviewing your applications by ensuring you fulfil the requirements of the job. You do not want multiple rejection letters nor do prospective employers want to send out multiple rejection letters.
  • Tailor your CV for each position you apply for so that you illustrate how you fulfil the requisites listed in the job description.
  • Do not give up the job hunt or application process if you do not have luck securing interviews or receiving feedback immediately. It’s all about timing and patience.
  • Attend interviews and use them as opportunities to practice and build confidence in promoting yourself as a worthy candidate. 
Good Luck!