Applying for a Job Posting – How can I get more positive replies?

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Start time:Oct 10, 2013 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 60 minutes

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Summary:How to apply to a job posting and have chances to be hired: All steps required from checking out the outsourcer, composing your resume, presenting your credentials, improving your CV on the way, up to finally applying for the actual job. What are the common mistakes we make when applying for a job through an online job posting? What could be improved in our applications? What you should do and what should be avoided after your application has been submitted.
Description
We see a lot of job postings on-line every day and we tend to send our resume for many of them, thus the (positive) replies we receive are not that many. Why does this happen?

Working as well as an outsourcer and posting jobs on-line I have seen hundreds of applications. What makes me smile when the application comes in and what makes me want to delete the application instantly (in the end I don’t but I would love to).
What are the common mistakes we do and how could they be avoided?

• Drafting you resume: what information should be included
• How to create a good resume using your existing resources
• How to improve your resume with additional resources obtained on the way
• Important steps before applying to a job posting: what to check before you apply
• How to apply to a job posting: what to send, how to send it and what to expect
• Follow-up: After a job posting and after a job completion


After the presentation there will be enough time to discuss any issues and reply to all questions arising from the presentation or things you always wanted to ask. You may send your questions in advance if you wish, using the forum under the webinar’s description
Target audience
New professionals
Learning objectives
• How to “read” the job posting
• Shall I apply or better not? The constant dilemma.
• Presenting yourself: Cover letter + Resume
• Additional value to your resume – what makes you stand out of the crowd?
• What makes an application eligible after all?
• Common mistakes in job applications and how to avoid them
• What do outsourcers love and what they hate
Prerequisites
None
Program
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• Drafting you resume: what information should be included
• How to create a good resume using your existing resources
• How to improve your resume with additional resources obtained on the way
• Important steps before applying to a job posting: what to check before you apply
• How to apply to a job posting: what to send, how to send it and what to expect
• Follow-up: After a job posting and after a job completion


After the presentation there will be enough time to discuss any issues and reply to all questions arising from the presentation or things you always wanted to ask. You may send your questions in advance if you wish, using the forum under the webinar’s description
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Trainer
 Irene Koukia    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Irene Koukia was born in Germany.

She obtained the Travel and Tourism Consultant Diploma from IATA/UFTAA in 1992 and successfully completed the One-year translator training program at meta|φραση School of Translator Training in 2010. She also obtained a diploma as a Personal & Business Coach from ILS GmbH in April 2015, and she is studying Business Administration at the Hellenic Open University.

She is working as a Technical Translator, mainly from German/English to Greek, at her own company, Metafrasma Ltd, since 2008. She also works as a Trainer for ProZ.com since 2011, and as a Tutor for meta|φραση School of Translator Training since 2015. She is the National Representative of STEMG for Greece, following the nomination by the HASDIG, providing training and certification for ASD-STE100.
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Applying for a Job Posting – How can I get more positive replies?

Elizabeth Best
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can't connectOct 10, 2013

Hi- I didn't receive my invitation to connect via email, and so I am unable to attend. Will I be able to attend later? (I paid by credit card.) Thanks!

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You paid to participate. I was late. How much was it? Oct 10, 2013

I will definitely try to attend these more frequently. I was looking for the price, but since I am so late, there is no info (that I can see) regarding prices. Can you please help me?

 

Irene Koukia Identity Verified
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can't connectOct 10, 2013

Elizabeth Best wrote:

Hi- I didn't receive my invitation to connect via email, and so I am unable to attend. Will I be able to attend later? (I paid by credit card.) Thanks!

[Edited at 2013-10-10 16:30 GMT]


Hi Elisabeth,

I hope you managed to connect. If not, you will receive the recording and the Presentation in order to watch them at your own pace. Please feel to ask if any questions come up.

Best regards,
Irene


 

Irene Koukia Identity Verified
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You paid to participate. I was late. How much was it? Oct 10, 2013

P. PARTEN wrote:

I will definitely try to attend these more frequently. I was looking for the price, but since I am so late, there is no info (that I can see) regarding prices. Can you please help me?


hello,

thanks for your message.

You will most probably have the opportunity to purchase the Video recording in the next weeks or attend one of the re-runs that will be planed for 2014.

Best regards,
Irene


 

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Message about webinar arrived too late, long past 3pm, so I did not see message/email. You usually send email before

 

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Cover Letter and ResumeOct 13, 2013

Dear Irene,

Thank you for your very good presentation, which I just finished watching. Unfortunately I was not able to attend the webinar online, so I am going to ask you a couple of questions now:

1) You talked in general terms about cover letters, but I would appreciate if you could be more practical, i.e. if you could be more specific on length, level of depth etc. I for instance usually limit my cover letter to two, max. three relatively short paragraphs, followed possi
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Dear Irene,

Thank you for your very good presentation, which I just finished watching. Unfortunately I was not able to attend the webinar online, so I am going to ask you a couple of questions now:

1) You talked in general terms about cover letters, but I would appreciate if you could be more practical, i.e. if you could be more specific on length, level of depth etc. I for instance usually limit my cover letter to two, max. three relatively short paragraphs, followed possibly by my rates (if required by the outsourcer), but I am open to different approaches.

2) What kind of resume format would you recommend? A two-page, European-style CV? Or a one-page US resume? I am currently using the Europass format. To be honest, I don't like it, but it is increasingly used within the EU.

Best regards,

Alessandro
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Irene Koukia Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Cover Letter and ResumeOct 14, 2013

Alessandro Bartolini wrote:

Dear Irene,

Thank you for your very good presentation, which I just finished watching. Unfortunately I was not able to attend the webinar online, so I am going to ask you a couple of questions now:

1) You talked in general terms about cover letters, but I would appreciate if you could be more practical, i.e. if you could be more specific on length, level of depth etc. I for instance usually limit my cover letter to two, max. three relatively short paragraphs, followed possibly by my rates (if required by the outsourcer), but I am open to different approaches.

2) What kind of resume format would you recommend? A two-page, European-style CV? Or a one-page US resume? I am currently using the Europass format. To be honest, I don't like it, but it is increasingly used within the EU.

Best regards,

Alessandro


Ciao Alessandro,

I agree with you that the cover letter should be concise, explaining why you are the perfect candidate for the job and highlighting the most important qualifications that support this. Two to three small paragraphs would be more than enough.

Concerning your CV, that has to do with the information you have to display. If it fits onto one page that is fine, otherwise you will need two to three pages if you also include a project history or other important features, such as CAT-Tools. You may take a look at my profile on-line and download a CV in order to get an idea of what I mean. Both options, US and EU, are perfect but you need to take into account the volume of information you need to communicate. Personally, I think it will not fit into one page.

Hope that my response covers your questions. Please feel free to ask if you come across any difficulty.

Best regards,
Irene


 

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