A well researched job application and interview preparation is just as important as how you answer questions during an interview.
Whether you’re applying for on staff jobs or prepping for a call with a potential freelance or contracting client, you’ll want to listen int to make sure you’re doing the right prep work. Join us for part one of this three-part series!
Join us for part one of this three part series!
When you’re done, listen to part two to know what to do during the interview and listen to part three to set yourself apart from the competition once the interview is over.
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A Sneak Peek at the Episode
[4:00] Kate and Nicki start off this episode with some advice about applying to any sort of position. Do your research and know your audience, avoid a “one click application!” You want the application to make it past the first person looking at it and make sure it gets into the hands of the hiring manager.
[5:05] Be on the lookout for little tasks and instructions buried in the application. More and more organizations (including FRW) are doing this to make sure the applicants are reading through the whole job description.
[8:45] Don’t let qualifications listed on an application hold you up or keep you from applying. Employers have to put something there, but your skills in the specific field can equate to what they are looking for. This is another reason that doing your research is key, because the hiring manager, who is likely an expert in the field, will recognize the level of your skill set, so you want to make sure your application makes it through to them.
[10:45] It’s commonplace to list that you are detailed oriented when applying for a job. But Kate and Nicki both encourage the listeners to show it instead of list it, and it will carry a lot more weight.
Check out part two for tips on what to do during (and after!) the interview. Nicki and Kate lend their expertise to help you bring your A game!
- Questions to Prepare For in a Copywriting Job Interview
- Copywriting Q&A: Super-Charged Job-Hunting Tactics
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Last Updated on May 11, 2023