I'm taking this opportunity to give you three easy pieces of advice. This has nothing to do with all the applications I'm currently reviewing. Of course not!
- Spell check. Everything. And while you're at it, make sure you're spelling the name of the person you're submitting the application to correctly. (It's Pia. Not Mia, not Pi. Pia.)
- Read the vacancy. Its one thing to think "I'm just going to try for this one, its a stretch". It's entirely different to apply to a job you have no qualifications for at all. You're wasting my time and yours. I'm happy you have a degree in History, but I really do want and need a Chemical Engineer with 5+ years of experience. Thanks.
- And, last but not least. Get an email address. They're free. And while I really am good at talking on the phone, a lot of times its faster to EMAIL you something as opposed to Mailing it. And, one more thing. That email address? Don't have it be something totally weird/unprofessional. Yourname@email.com is a good one. Otherwise, do you think I can take you seriously if your email address is firstname.lastname@example.org ? (that's not real, but I've certainly seen stuff like it....)
Free advice, you love it.