Why You Should Keep Your Applications Simple

Many applicants feel like they have to impress a recruiter with the wording
they use in their applications.  This can often lead to over-complicated
wording or use of unnecessary wording.  Whilst a recruiter will want to read
something that is well written they will not necessarily be impressed with
long, fancy words which seem to be thrown in for effect.
They are more likely to be impressed by something that is written in plain
English and is simple and easy to read.  To communicate your message
simply is actually more of a skill than to write long and convoluted
paragraphs.
You should not therefore try too hard to impress with clever wording.
Instead, read and re-read what you have written and take out all
unnecessary words.  Try to use the least amount of words possible to make
the point you want to make.
For example, it is much better to give the recruiter a simple but heartfelt
and well thought out reason for wanting to work at that firm than to give a
long winded explanation of every reason you want to work there.  They will
thank you for having eliminated the waffle and given them the key points in
a simple format

KISS: Keep it Simple Stupid!

kiss_lipsNow that the vacation scheme and training contract application season is upon us once more, here is some advice from our eBook which is simple yet extremely effective. Way too many applicants do not follow this advice and fail as a result – make sure you take heed and Keep it Simple Stupid!

Many applicants feel like they have to impress a recruiter with the wording they use in their applications.  This can often lead to over-complicated wording or use of unnecessary wording.  Whilst a recruiter will want to read something that is well written they will not necessarily be impressed with long, fancy words which seem to be thrown in for effect.

They are more likely to be impressed by something that is written in plain English and is simple and easy to read.  To communicate your message simply is actually more of a skill than to write long and convoluted paragraphs.

You should not therefore try too hard to impress with clever wording. Instead, read and re-read what you have written and take out all unnecessary words.  Try to use the least amount of words possible to make the point you want to make.

For example, it is much better to give the recruiter a simple but heartfelt and well thought out reason for wanting to work at that firm than to give a long winded explanation of every reason you want to work there.  They will thank you for having eliminated the waffle and given them the key points in a simple format.

This article is an abstract from our University endorsed eBook “21 Secrets to Successful Applications”. For more details and to get a FREE COPY of the eBook click here.

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