Job Application Tips
By Kennedy Okoth
“Which is the best way to send my cover letter when applying for a job via email?” asks Faith Kanini in an email.
This is one of the dilemmas that face most first time job applicants when it comes to responding to job vacancies.
With the uprise of technology, most job applications are sent via emails and with only a few like particular government positions that require physical applications.
Despite the fact that most graduates and job seekers are literate on the basic computer and internet operations, most are still well conversant with online job application procedures.
Common Mistakes Made When Submitting An Online Application
Most employers ask their applicants to send their cover letter and CV via email address. What does this mean? Most job applicants find themselves attaching both their cover letter and CV (as attachments) with the email body simply giving reference to the attachments.
For instance, a candidate might make an application for a job opening clearly indicating the title in the subject header as required.
Then appends the cover letter and CV as attachments and goes ahead to make reference to the attachments using a short attachment like. “Please find attached to this a copy of my curriculum vitae and cover letter for the above mentioned job.”
How To Submit An Online Job Application
For online applications, it is advisable that you the cover letter forms the basis of your email body and not come out as an attachment. In so doing, it makes your application easier to review to the employer.
Before making any application, make sure to read the instructions on how and what the employer needs in the applications.
You might be the most qualified person but end up not even making it to the interview stage. This is because of the manner in which you presented your application to the employer.