These 10 Reasons will Change the Way You Approach Job Applications Online

>>>These 10 Reasons will Change the Way You Approach Job Applications Online
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Looking for employment lately is hard work. You hardly hear about someone walking into an organization, filling out a job application and getting hired on the same day. It used to be like this some decades ago but tables have turned. To get a job now, you have to live and breathe the internet since the biggest recruitment platforms in the technological world are the online job sites and in our recent world, technology rules. Job applications online haven’t always been the way they are now. Over the years, they have gone through massive transformations due to the emergence of technological advances. Today, job sites are available to specific continents, career niches and also serve as a platform for networking. The features they possess have been improved as well. Some job sites are designed to match candidates’ profiles to employers.

Even though job sites have been revamped, there still continues to be a lot of bad mouthing about job sites. The following negative things and more have been said about applying for a job online.

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What You Usually Hear About Job Applications Online

  • It is a waste of time to apply for jobs online.
  • Online job applications are a black hole and don’t work
  • Online job applications are time-consuming and frustrating
  • They are tedious and excruciatingly hard to complete.
  • You wouldn’t get a response
  • Hiring managers just use it to show they have looked at a lot of candidates
  • They are not worth the trouble

Whiles these comments may be true to an extent, they were started by people based on their experiences. What we sometimes forget is the background to these comments. Anyone who doesn’t answer an outright yes to the questions below is bound to have an experience with job applications online that will trigger statements such as those mentioned above.

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Do’s of Job Applications online

#1. First of all, Tailor your CV and cover letter to highlight the exact skill sets asked in the job description. That is if your skills match the job description.

#2. Checking out the company’s website before applying for the position will let you know if it’s a right fit for you. Also, it will tell you exactly what to put in the cover letter.

#3. Check the company’s website to see if the job application description matches with that of the job site’s description. This will ensure that you don’t miss any requirement.

#4. Your CV and cover letter must not contain shorthand. You should also double check to dot all I’s and cross every T. Further, capitalization of necessary words is a must. This shows the employer you are focused, detail-oriented and serious about your job and career.

#5. It is essential to fill out all sections in job application forms online. Leaving blank sections will make the application register as incomplete. Such forms are almost always rejected.

#6. Also, It is very vital to include keywords in your CV as it is highly possible your job application online may go through Applicant Tracking System (ATS). This sorts out CVs based on keywords.

The thing with keywords is this. If the online job description asks for Pre-school teacher, make sure to include preschool teacher somewhere in your CV. Similarly, if the online job description asks for a marketer, put in marketer someplace in your CV.

#7. Attach a cover letter with bullet points of your skills that speak directly about the skills required in the job description. This will make you stand out from the crowd. Also, do not state your preferred salary in your cover letter. It is not appropriate to do so till the employer asks your opinion on that topic.

#8. Format your CV and cover letter to be visually appealing and readable.

#9. Fill out job applications online that specifically match your skill sets so that you will get a response.

#10. Finally, if applicable include a link to your LinkedIn profile or any other web page that will give the hiring manager more insights concerning your career skill sets. This can get you ahead of other candidates so take advantage of it.

Question: Did you do all these 10 points?

Job Applications online are swift so people rush through thinking they have done a good job of applying for the position. Not taking time to go through the above Do’s anytime you apply for jobs online will leave you dissatisfied with job sites. This is because you may not get the response you want or may not get any response at all for the job application you filled out online.

To conclude, job sites do provide a quicker path to connecting you to more employers in a short time at your own convenience. Don’t lose faith in them, it will be your loss. Diligently follow the Do’s of job application online and you will be nicely surprised.

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Author Bio
Written by Gertrude Asiome. She is a warm Christian lady who likes to share her thoughts with others through writing. Her passion for guiding people through life with bits of knowledge rule her world.
By | 2018-01-03T13:50:30+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Blog, Lifestyle & Self Improvement|13 Comments


  1. Adepa September 5, 2017 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    Very insightful, if I had known this earlier I would probably have gotten a response from at least one of the jobs I applied online. Good job!

    • Gertrude Asiome September 5, 2017 at 9:52 pm - Reply

      Thanks Adepa… Now that you know, I hope u’ll put them in practice when you decide to get another job

  2. Adjei Ernest Atta September 5, 2017 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Great Article!! Really was helpful to me. The link provided was was of great help. Thanks Asiome!!

  3. Adjei Ernest Atta September 5, 2017 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    Searching for jobs online was not the best idea for me since most of them do not even read your CVs and worse, use automated response to reply to you. But all that changed when I realized that, not all the sites were like that. Great post Asiome!

  4. Gertrude Asiome September 5, 2017 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Thanks Naa. These encouraging words are gingering me to keep writing

  5. Gertrude Asiome September 5, 2017 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Nana, Manny and Theodore-Thanks and glad for the contributions you added. Online job jobs are a marvel so these tips are to guide people to reap it’s benefits.

  6. Naa Dedei Armah September 5, 2017 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Nice post Gertrude.

    The article who wrote is really informative and I advice any job seeker to take cues from this post for a successful employment. I know of another job website that is ideal to both the job seeker and employer. To know more about the website, search for the link below.

  7. Theodore Adrohu September 5, 2017 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    We live in a technologically driven world and as such we must aspire to change with the times. Using Job Boards is the in thing now, however most people are not reaping its usefulness because they are not being careful and observant enough.
    As the article clearly stated, you must treat each job application independently from the other. You may have a generic resume that details all your skills and qualifications and it might get you to the door. But to really stand out, you need to understand what the employer needs and make sure you are that person by showing it in your resume. I love this article and i must say it makes it much easier to understand why a lot of people get turned down.

  8. Nana Aning September 5, 2017 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    This article is quite informative. Even though many people believe that applying online may not be worth it, I honestly believe that they are ideal for job seekers. I personally know several people who have used some of these sites to get good jobs with great salaries.
    The tips you provided here are also very important and helpful. To back this up I am adding a link to a forum where people can find similar information

  9. Manny Obeng September 5, 2017 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Great article Getrude!

    If you are an employer, I advise you use to find your perfect candidate who most likely used these tips!

  10. Gertrude Asiome September 5, 2017 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Ike, I’m very glad you found my article helpful. The job situation in Africa is disheartening. Most of us have been through hell searching for jobs. With these tips and WealthBankers, finding Jobs in African countries won’t be that tedious. Like you said, our younger siblings won’t have to go through the same hustle finding jobs.

    Thanks for reading

  11. Ike Bassey September 5, 2017 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Really hit the nail on the head. I found this article very helpful. It’s been about 3 years since I completed school and stated looking for jobs. I mean I did everything from networking, door to door, cold call. You name it. Put all to no available. I almost gave up hope. In fact, something have to been about the situation in Africa. It reassuring to know sites like the wealthbankers job arena have been put up to help some of us land our first jobs. At least now our junior brothers don’t have to go through the same hustle some of us went through.

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