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3 ways to ensure perfect job applications

Have you been applying for jobs but hearing nothing back? Do others seem to have 'all the luck' but you seem to have none? Now, it may be because you need to redesign your resume so that it can get past Applicant Tracking Systems. But what if you have already taken care of this?

After coaching people for many years we have found 3 key areas where people make mistakes with their job applications which can ultimately stop them getting shortlisted for interviews. If you get these right, you are going to vastly improve your results.

1  TARGET YOUR RESUME

In addition to being ATS friendly, your resume needs to be tailored for each individual role

2  WRITE A GREAT COVER LETTER  

Your cover letter needs to sell you without including everything from your resume. 

3  FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS

Always give them what they want - ignoring this could cost you the opportunity. 

What our coaching clients say...

Aarron Brown

Phone calls from most applications I make...

My old resume seemed dated and wasn't getting any job follow up from employers. Didn't seem to work for me. Since I had my resume updated, I get a phone call from most applications I make. I have already recommended you several times to other people I know within the construction and mining industries.  I can't fault your service

AARRON BROWN  //  Mechanical Fitter

Adrian Mensforth

Results increased dramatically...

My results have increased dramatically, and I would say on average out of every 5 positions that I apply for, I receive responses back on 2-3 positions which are awesome results. I have handed your details out to basically my whole work crew.

ADRIAN MENSFORTH  //  Plant Operator

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Job Application Articles

Our job applications advice covers all you need to know, and none of the stuff you don't!  We will show you how to write a perfect cover letter and avoid the mistakes others make, ways to improve your social resume, and provide tips and guidance on how to get through specific types of applications you may face such as completing key skills criteria.

We'll also take you through which types of documents to submit, what recruiters and HR really want to see and how to submit perfect applications targeted to specific roles. 

There's plenty more to discover on each of these topics plus we will be adding more content every week.

Latest Post

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Why?

Great for those shortlisted candidates, but so frustrating for those who aren’t. Is it really so challenging for employers to respond?


July 10, 2020

A targeted resume is essential to stand out from the crowd. Turn your job search around and start getting interviews with this targeted resume guide.   

July 2, 2020

Busy searching and applying for multiple jobs? Then you need a proper job application tracker to keep things under control.

March 26, 2020

Staring at a blank screen and don’t know what to write? Here’s a free cover letter template plus instructions so you can get the job done…

March 5, 2020

Applying for jobs? Here’s what you need to know about how to write a cover letter so you will actually get interviews.

February 6, 2020

Applying for a job that requires a response to Key Selection Criteria? Follow this guide on what it is, how to respond and the top mistakes to avoid.

February 3, 2020

Love it or hate it, if you have one or more active social media accounts, then you have a Social Resume. It’s there 24/7 and could help – or stop you – getting your next job.

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