Questions tagged [applications]

Material and steps required during the process of applying for a job (interactions with the desired company).

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Generic cover letter, or none at all?

I'm an undergraduate student that is actively looking for any involvement in personal projects, internships or employment opportunities within my field of study. As a result, I tend to carry plenty of ...
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How should I represent myself in a cover letter when applying for a job in which I have zero experience?

I was recently informed about a job at a kitchen, working as a general assistant; the tasks would be simple: clearing tables, preparing food, washing up, etc. However, I've never formally worked in a ...
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How can I overcome “years of experience” requirements when applying to positions?

Having just been rejected as a candidate for a job because I do not show the requisite number of years experience, I have some questions about how "years of experience" is interpreted by hiring ...
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If I claim to have excellent verbal skills on an “additional information” section, is it OK to list a standardized test score as proof?

Would it be acceptable to list a high score (99%+ percentile) on a standardized test that I took recently in the "additional information" section? Or is it tacky in this case? UPDATE: I searched ...
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Allowing a potential employer to contact current/former employer “After acceptance of conditional offer”

I am filling out a job application, and one section says When may we contact this employer? [ ] Now [ ] After acceptance of conditional offer I am wondering which option is better, from ...
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Should I list a general “certificate of achievement” under my certificates and licenses?

I participated in an Explorers program with a local police department for three years. After each year, they give you this "Certificate of Achievement" stating your participation for the year that's ...
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Should one put one's “Belbin team role” in the CV?

Is it appropriate to put one's "Belbin team role" in a CV when applying for a standard job (as in, one that does not mention such a team role as a requirement)?
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Do employers give preference to candidates who apply in person versus online?

I oftentimes fill out applications online unless the company requires me to submit the application in person. Are there any benefits to submitting an application in person rather than filling it out ...
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When do I notify a potential employer of a nickname I go by?

If I have a nickname I always go by and that everyone knows me as / calls me, when do I tell this information to a potential employer? Most applications do not have a spot on them to write in a ...
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If you've lost contact with a person, should you stop listing them as a reference?

At a previous job I knew this person very well, she was actually my manager for over a year. Unfortunately when I left I didn't really keep in contact with her and I haven't talked to her for around ...
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What does “years of professional experience” entail or refer to?

Oftentimes on a job application for a more specialized position, you'll see a box for "years of professional experience." What all does this entail? Is it simply how many years you've worked in a job ...
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How many simultaneous job applications is too many?

When I last applied for a job, I sent out as many applications as I could. Granted, this wasn't a lot, maybe 50 applications in three weeks. I've heard of others sending out hundreds at a time. But ...

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