How to Respond to a Job Ad

You will find job boards containing job ads all over the internet, posted by recruiters and hiring managers who are looking for the right person to fill their role. How do you show them you are the right person? Replying to job ads is a skill in itself and requires you to follow several steps to succeed.

The first is to include a cover letter. This will always make you stand out and will show the hiring manager that you care about their position on a deeper level. This is something they will want to see when selecting candidates to speak to.

The next thing to do is to read the job description properly. Make sure you have understood the position and that it appeals to you. This will shape your response, and will help you decide if you should apply in the first place. Shortlist positions based on the job descriptions.