In this blog post, Imogen - Marketing Intern and part-time
Resourcer here at The Candidate, shares 6 job application tips that
will get you from the inbox into the interview room. Sometimes
clicking the apply button isn't enough, when applying for
competitive marketing jobs it's a good idea to put some thought
behind the application!
Why read this? If you've read our CV tips and now you're ready to
apply for that job! Writing a cover letter/ or making an online
application can sometimes be daunting! Follow these simple steps
and wait for the call!
The best jobs within the marketing industry can be hard to come
by, so you want to make sure your application is shining out from
the crowd. Whether you're applying to our eCommerce
jobs or advertising
agency job, following these top tips will help you to get
notices and get that ultimate dream job.
1. Do your
Address the consultant or person recruiting for the job
directly. Look on the company website and the LinkedIn profile of
the person recruiting, then instead of starting your email/cover
letter with 'Dear Sir/Madam' or 'Whom it may concern' start it with
the consultant's name.
2. Attach a
If you have attached your CV, do not rewrite the whole document
in the email, the person receiving the application will open the
document and then ultimately get bored. Just sum yourself up in an
inviting way, show you're personality and explain why you are
perfect for the job. Don't be generic - focus on unique
3. Ways of
When you do send your application across, make sure you add
different means of contact, whether it is; your LinkedIn account,
Contact Number or email.
4. 'Sent from
Delete this off your email, it just doesn't look professional.
It probably won't hinder your chances, but this is the first time
your application will be seen, so you want to make a good first
If you are applying online through a job board, be mindful not
to apply for every job a particular company is advertising. This
not only looks like you are underqualified and don't understand the
roles, it also gives the impression you aren't enthusiastic about
one job but are willing to just take anything on offer.
6. Keep it
Clients love personality; put hobbies/ interests into your CV.
But would it be relevant information for a cover letter/email? Put
yourself in the consultant's shoes and judge whether it would be
appropriate. You can't go wrong with strengths and key
Ready to push the apply button? Check out our latest jobs or get in contact with our award winning recruitment
team if you need any advice!