Application Writing Blogs

Application Writing Blogs Regardless of what you are applying for you will need to go through an application process.   This usually includes creating application writing, such as a resume, personal statement, application essay etc.  There’s a fine line between selling yourself and bragging.  Equally it is easy to undersell yourself and not highlight your skills. It can be a daunting task to try to find that happy medium.  But you need to create supporting documents that make you stand out from the hundreds, or thousands, of other applicants. That is what these application writing blogs are designed to do. My application writing blogs are designed to help applicants write outstanding supporting documents.  I provide you with impartial and incredibly helpful information.  Read through my blogs to understand what information you need to include when writing your application.  Here you should get a better understanding of what is considered relevant to your application. I aim to help you feel more confident in your application writing.

Student Resume Writing: How to write a student resume that stands out

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019 in Application Writing Blogs | 0 comments

Writing a student resume is far more difficult than writing a professional one. There are more things to include in a student resume, like research and volunteer experiences, workshops and conferences.  Student resume writing also needs to be multi-purpose, it needs to be used for jobs and to apply to schools. And like any CV, when you write a student resume you need to show your experiences and skills and prove you are the perfect candidate.  To help you write the perfect CV, here is a guide. How to write a student resume, a useful video by eHow We’ve already ascertained that student resume writing is much harder than writing a resume for a job.  Which is why the ‘go-to’ website eHow have made a video especially for students who need to write a new resume.  Only 4 minutes long, this video has a lot of useful information to help students write the perfect resume, whatever they are applying for. eHow: How to write a CV for a student (Video courtesy of youtube.com)   Student Resume Writing Tips To sum up the information you saw in the video and maybe even add a few ideas of my own, here are my top 10 tips for writing a student resume: Length. Try to keep your student resume to a maximum of two pages. Be as concise as possible and include only relevant and pertinent information. Essential information. There is some information you have to include. For example, your contact details, your education and qualifications, your work experience and your skills. Think about what you are applying for. Look at the skills and requirements for the course or job you are applying for.  What is the employer or school looking for in a candidate? Make sure your resume shows you are perfect for the role. Edit your resume. Write a resume and tailor it each time you use it for a different application.  Think about what skills and experience they are looking for and show you have it. Keep it current. Always update your resume with new achievements and experiences. Break up information. Try to write your information concisely and in bullet points, avoid long paragraphs. Presentation is key. Make sure your resume is neat and well-formatted, don’t use an unusual font or a colour that’s almost illegible. Be honest.  Don’t exaggerate or say something that isn’t true.  Remember they will have your resume during your and ask you to elaborate. Consider making two resumes. One for applying to jobs and another for applying to schools.  You might, for example, want to talk about your publications on a resume for school, whereas for work this may not be relevant.  Having two resumes means you can tailor each one with only the relevant information. Don’t get disheartened.  Whether you are applying for school or a job, it is a competitive market, so don’t be disappointed if you are unsuccessful.  Remain determined and regularly update and improve your resume based on feedback.   Help writing a student resume For more professional guidance on writing a student resume, read this interesting article by thescholarshiphub.org.uk. Or if you’re still not sure, or just want to make your resume the best it can possibly be, you can always ask a professional to write your resume for you. There are lots of companies offering student resume writing services and most, like Lisa Thomas Writing Services, can complete your resume in as little as 24 hours. Contact me now to discuss your resume, or navigate your way through my website to find out more about how I can help with your...

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Job CV writing: Professional CV writing tips from Monster.com

Posted by on Mar 14, 2019 in Application Writing Blogs | 0 comments

When you apply for a new job, you will usually be asked for a copy of your professional CV.  The prospective employer will use this to determine whether or not you are suitable for the vacancy advertised.  If your business CV is well-written and shows your experience and skills, you are far more likely to secure an interview.  So much hinges on having the perfect CV that it can overwhelming when it comes to starting your job CV writing.  Fortunately, there’s lots of free help and CV writing tips available.

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CV and Resume mistakes: a video from Recruiter.com

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Application Writing Blogs | 0 comments

Resume writing, CV writing, cover letter writing and follow up letter writing are all incredibly important when it comes to applying for courses/jobs.  To give yourself the best chance to be successful in your application, you should make yourself aware of the common letter and resume mistakes.  So that you can avoid making the same mistakes…Read more.

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Write a cover letter: video tips from the professionals at Forbes

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Application Writing Blogs | 0 comments

Writing a cover letter is your opportunity to summarise the important parts of your application.  You can highlight your accomplishments and show how you are the ideal candidate. In addition to this, you can also express your passion and enthusiasm and inject your personality into your letter.  A strong letter could be what makes you stand out from the crowd.  So, you need to make sure you write a cover letter that is concise, informative and memorable. 

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Statement of Purpose: Writing Tips Video by the University of Washington

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Application Writing Blogs | 0 comments

To be successful in your application, you need to ensure your statement of purpose (SOP) is well-written. It needs to be effective and make you stand out from the crowd.  Therefore, I have put together some helpful hints and sourced a video from the University of Washington. Learn the ins and outs of statement of purpose writing (SOP writing) and applications writing, to make your application a success…Read more.

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Personal Statement Writing: help writing personal statements

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in Application Writing Blogs | 0 comments

When it comes to writing personal statements it is important to try to understand what a personal statement is.  To do this, it is a good idea therefore, to listen to some academics, the professionals who are used to reading personal statements.  From this you will understand what they like to see, or not see as the case may be and some of the pitfalls you want to avoid in your personal statement…Read more.

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