In a time when “how to ace your interview” and “what to ask to make an impression” are at our finger tips, we expect a higher level of interaction in recruitment. This may be true in more progressive industries, but many applicants missed the lecture on application basics. This is absolutely surprising since a simple “best resume” search in Google gives you numerous results. We, Filipinos, spend an average of 3 hours and 42 minutes on social media every day (Global Web Finder, Q4 2015). Surely we can spare one minute looking at a listicle about job applications!
For your benefit, I put together these 21 basics on applying for a job based on my experience in candidate sourcing and screening. Recruiters and head hunters will definitely be familiar with these. Some may find them trivial but these will surely be news for what proved to be a whole lot of people.