Application Tips

Job Application Tips


Our top tips for a successful job application

 

A great CV is the best way to kick-start your application. It will enable you to stand out and make your mark before we’ve even met you. We also encourage a well crafted and convincing letter of motivation to explain why you want to work at AWP Services New Zealand Limited. 

Here are our top tips to ensure your application is the best it can be! 


Consistent: make sure your CV is consistent with any social media sites you may use for social job searching and that the information is up to date 

Relevant: when applying for a specific job, try to highlight your relevant experience for that position to show the value that you could bring 

Do your research: whether for a cover letter or an interview, use the social media channels available to find out who we are, and tell us why you would be a great fit for our New Zealand based family! 

Quantify your accomplishments and responsibilities: this makes your experience more tangible. For example, if you controlled a budget, include the size of the budget; if you were able to reduce costs or timeframes, give an idea of the figures 

Concise: keep your CV concise and to the point, with more information about your most relevant or recent professional experience 

No mistakes: proof read your CV and cover letter to ensure there are no errors.

Don’t leave gaps in your experience: if you have been out of work then think about what other information you could include to show what you have been doing: for example, courses, volunteer work or self-employment. 

It’s all about image: ensure your CV looks professional and attractive with a clean layout and visual appeal. And why not get creative with your CV if you are applying for a creative role!