What Is the Most Effective Way to Apply for Jobs?

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What is the most effective way to apply for jobs/internships online?

Cold applying through the online job application system is a keyword game. 1. Fill out as many form fields as possible. Especially your University because recruiter visit various universities and will sometimes reach out to applicants from there. Also, hiring managers tend to be biased towards their alma mater. 2. Rewrite your resume with the buzzwords used in the job description and with key words related to your role. 3. Use a generic Word template for your resume, saved as a pdf. 4. Keep a plaintext version of your resume, and paste that in whenever possible. Now hold tight. You've become part of a large pool database of applicants. Reach out to people that work there through LinkedIn/Twitter. I still get calls 2 years later for a roles I would have been thrilled about years ago that I'm no longer a fit for. Some companies take applications by email. This is great, because you know at least a real person will spend 3 seconds to review. Invest time into researching the company, role, and writing your email—which serves as your cover letter. I've also observed high rates of success applying through. Looksharp/Internmatch Hired.com

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Hire from within the company. Make your first impressions as a recruiter in your role or the role of your first client, or at least someone close by. And remember: you get a second chance to make your initial approach right. 6.  Don't apply if you haven't been hired to a full-time role or higher. 7. If the recruiter thinks you're overqualified, don't send in your resume. Remember, there will probably be a second round or two of the application process with you, if you're not considered the best candidate for a job. 8.  If you get the opportunity to interview, be prepared. A few companies will ask interview questions (most if not all have Google Hangouts). Know the answers ahead of time, have questions ready at the ready, and then be ready to follow up at the appropriate time. 9. Use the online tool LinkedIn for more than just resumes. Use the online tool.

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