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Applying for a new job can be a time-consuming and sometimes extensive task. An application requires dedication, concentration and focus – even regarding the seemingly unimportant details, such as repeatedly checking each element of your application documents for spelling and grammar errors as well as formatting and consistency.
Of course, it is a matter of debate to which extent an application must be error-free. You can be sure that the personnel sector is conducting this debate fiercely. However, that doesn't change the fact that error-free applications are still very important. The good news is that there are a few simple steps which can help you submit error-free applications – even if you have a lack of attention to detail.
Of course, everyone occasionally makes mistakes. Considering the technology and software available to us today, however, numerous kinds of spelling and grammar mistakes in application documents are almost inexcusable. So, before submitting your CV and cover letter, you must always:
Ensure consistency of all elements of your application. Here’s how:
Formatting is often one of the first things a recruiter or HR consultant will notice. Here’s how to leave the best first impression possible:
This is particularly important if an email and/or cover letter are part of your job application. Take time to double check the following:
In general, you should take plenty of time to ensure that you have completed each of the above steps before submitting your next application. This shows that you are ambitious and diligent, which ultimately increases your chances of being invited to an interview.