Fantastic advice from Debbie Carr about standing out from the crowd when applying for a new position.
I’m recruiting for an Accounts Clerk and whenever I advertise for positions like this I know I am going to be inundated with CV’s. This time has been no exception and as I knew this would happen I made a very clear statement in my advertisement on SEEK and other job boards that I required a cover letter and one paragraph in particular needed addressing, as pasted below:
You will have already been working in a similar role for a stable amount of time. Your attention to detail will be proven in the cover letter attached with your application detailing your experience with the above criteria points 1 – 5.
I purposely wrote my request for a cover letter to help me sift through the CV’s quickly. How?
- I know if the candidate actually read the job advertisement or he/she is just applying randomly.
- It shows me how keen the candidate is…
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