Job Tips - Topic: Job Application

How to Fill Out Online Job Applications

Learn tips making online job applications work for your job search

Filling out online job applications can be a long process and seem never-ending when you are going through your job search.  If you need some online apply tips, we’re here to help. Each application may ask similar questions, yet it is important to tailor your answers to the job you are applying for. Remember these online apply tips to make your online job application process go as smoothly as possible. 1. Get your Resume and Cover Letter ready Yes, first thing is first.  Your resume and cover letter need to be in tip-top shape if you are going through a job search.  Put yourself in a hiring manager’s shoes – would you want to hire someone who slopped together a resume or cover letter?  Probably not.  First impressions do matter, even if...

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Cover Letter Elements

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What makes an effective cover letter? Do I still need one? Many online applications for jobs don’t require a cover letter any longer like they used to.  And I’m sure you are thinking, “Great, one less thing I have to do to apply for this job!”  But are you really doing yourself a favor by not taking the extra minute or two to upload some sort of introductory message? While unemployment remains low, that doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t much competition for jobs, especially with the top employers in your area.  Simply taking the time to upload that cover letter can pay off big time, separating yourself from the competition. First off, there isn’t really a right or wrong way to write a cover letter.  Different jobs require different...

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4 Things To Do Before You Apply for a Job

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According to Gallup, roughly half (51%) of employees are actively looking for a new job or watching for job openings—and there are plenty of jobs to be had in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Whether you’re employed and testing the waters or unemployed and looking more actively, here are a few steps you can take before you apply for a job.  Get ready to dive in to your next job search with both feet. Evaluate Your Career Goals Are you looking to move up into management, or an executive position? Maybe you want to find a job with greater work-life balance, or a part time side-hustle to earn a little extra money. Evaluating your career goals help you determine which potential employers might be a good fit for you before you send a single...

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