Online Applications: Tips for Success

There are unique features and potential issues that can arise with online submissions versus mailing applications. The following are a few tips for successful online applications.  The full article comes from the Queen’s University Career Services.

  1. Start early to avoid site traffic and online problems.
  2. Prepare in advance in order to successfully answer timed questions.
  3. Follow instructions carefully; for example, use the font style and size stated.
  4. Use keywords since some online applications are firstly screened through a digital filter.
  5. Read privacy policies to ensure your personal information is protected.
  6. Unless specifically instructed, do not send a paper copy.
  7. Save a copy of your online application.
  8. Record all passwords  and usernames of online applications.
  9. Keep a detailed list  of your online applications.

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