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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Job application vs. vacancy advertisement

Are you applying for a job, postdoc or grad opportunity? Whatever position you are applying for, it is very important that you should read the vacancy advertisement very carefully.

For example, thesciencejobs.com, a leading career site stands within top 10 science job searches in Google for most of the job related keywords found that most of the job seekers have a 'ready to paste' cover letter on their hand. Whatever the vacancy requirement, they just copy n paste the very same cover letter to every job application. This is totally wrong and will not help you to stands out from the crowd.

What we suggest is that

  • Read the vacancy advertisement carefully
  • Prepare your cover letter as per the requirement of the vacancy advert
  • Modify (slightly) the CV to suite to the requirement 
If you follow these suggestions, it is certain that your chance to grab a position will increase significantly.

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