Over the years, we’ve received a crazy huge amount of applications - many of which weren’t good enough to consider for a position at OneDayOnly, let alone anywhere else. Often it's the quality of the email, letter, or CV itself that doesn't reflect who is applying for a job. Remember: those files are all we have to go on, so they need to be flawless.
The following pointers can help you greatly improve your chances of consideration. It's a cliché that you “only get one chance to make an impression” - but that’s because it’s true! Point is, if you tick one or more boxes in the "bad" column, your chances of being invited for an interview are greatly reduced. Not just with us, but anywhere.
A good CV is no longer than 3 or 4 pages long. No exceptions. If you’re wondering why, remember: the people who are hiring you are often very busy, and you're one of hundreds of applicants. Time is money, so don’t use up too much of ours.
We don't need every detail of what you did seven years ago. Make it personal, instead of a list of bullet points. Throw in some hobbies, show us what you're like, let us know in what city you live - you know, that kind of stuff.
Never use Comic Sans. That one goes for life in general.
These are pretty easy enough to obtain, and can up your chances of being considered a heck of a lot. Winning!
Final thought: maybe we're not the only company you're applying to. Perhaps you've been looking for way too long to stay motivated. We get that. However, you should never give us the impression we're the 217th company you're applying to.