Your job application is often your first contact with a potential employer. The key to developing a strong application lies in tailoring your documents specifically to the requirements of the role and the target organisation. Consider the application an opportunity to clearly demonstrate how your qualifications, skills, abilities and experience are a solid match for the role.
What should I include in my application?
Application requirements will vary from organisation to organisation, so read, understand and follow the instructions provided by the employer. They may ask for some or all of the following documents:
For emailed applications, you’ll need to write a short introduction within the body of the email and attach the requested documents. Your email should make it clear which job you are applying for and draw the reader’s attention to the attached documents. It’s also a good idea to include your contact details and let the employer know you are available for an interview. Do not duplicate your cover letter – keep it succinct.