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PostSubject: Career Help - How to Apply For a Job on Line   Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:31 pm

In today's computerized world it has become more and more common to apply for a job online. Pen and paper applications are quickly becoming antiques. Sending online applications saves time and money and in the long run is more convenient for both the possible employee and the employer. But do keep in mind that the same proper etiquette is required when when applying on line. Your best writing skills must be used in the same way as if you were using pen and paper. In this article I will give you some of the proper rules for submitting an online application.

First, make sure your email address is one that is relatively simple and in good taste. Just as in a written application make sure all of your spelling and grammar is correct. Good writing skills are always a sign of a good employee. Your application should be business like and professional.

Secondly, you want your application to contain all of your pertinent information but at the same time you do not want it to be too long. If you go on and on with information no one cares about your application will probably end up in the junk file. A short introductory letter about yourself highlighting your work accomplishments is a plus but don't go on and on.

Third, it is a good idea to send your application in a PDF file it is a commonly accepted form for receiving documents. Most people are familiar with this format and it can be easily read. If you do not know how to do one ask for help.

Fourth, use a proper subject line and most important you want to make sure your application gets to the correct person.

Fifth, when sending out applications you may want to limit the number you send. It is better to take the time to send good applications to more companies then sending out many that don't mean anything. You want to send a personal cover letter with each application. You want that letter to imply that you are familiar with the company.

Lastly, before you push the button and send anything you want to make sure that what you send is something you can be proud of. After you have pushed that button it is too late to change anything. So my suggestion is to READ and Think.
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