Even if we try every day with Fischer & Partners to help you as a sparring, to give you valuable tips, suggestions and templates for the application, we notice time and again: The uncertainty among job seekers is great:
Not a few of them hardly look at the numerous requirements, feel overwhelmed or simply do not know what to write. Some people find it incredibly difficult to praise themselves, to advertise themselves. Others may also be too lazy to translate their career to date. And with other employees, it may have been years since they wrote an application. They do not even know what is common today anymore.
To be honest, writing an application is no fun. Indeed, an Indeed survey found that on average candidates prepare a full 74 minutes of cover writing - including thinking, designing, writing, reformulating, correcting ... that can be frustrating.
How tempting is there a purchased all-inclusive package from the ghostwriter.
However, applicants should not be quick to access. Also, the price is not necessarily a reliable indication of a good service, Motto: If it is expensive, it must be good. And vice versa. Rather, you should pay attention to the details of the selection of applicants and helpers to recognize the really good (but rare) providers. The following checklist can help you:
If your own internet presence already contains spelling mistakes and grammatical errors, you should be well skeptical. Of course, nobody is free from mistakes. However, if they occur frequently and just at a service provider who writes flawless formulations and the best quality on the flags, that does not speak for particularly conscientious work.
A serious application service provides open information about how the service and payment are structured right from the start - from the first preliminary interview, through the preparation of the letter of application, to the receipt of the documents.
The ghostwriter has excellent language skills and is also solid in the design of business letters or cover letter and CV. Ideally, he can rely on professional graphic designers.
The application writer can look back on relevant experience in the area of human resources and may have hired staff or selected a dozen application documents. So he or she knows from practice what is important in which industry and what is not.
The application trainer is able to put himself in the careers and job application situation of his client and, in optimizing the documents, tailor the style and personality of the candidate to the perspective of the target company.
The application coach takes his time individually and manages - through appropriate discussions and queries - to identify the relevant strengths of the applicant as well as his qualifications in the documents and present them convincingly - for career starters as well as for managing directors. He always takes account of the above requirements in the job advertisement and spin it a thread that runs through the entire documentation.
The application consultant conscientiously answers your requests for correction (the revisions are of course free of charge) and adapts the application documents accordingly. Ultimately, you remain the initiator and can expect a tailor-made application. Pay attention to phrases: Those who use typical phrases disqualify themselves.
The main goal of application ghostwriting is ultimately to significantly increase the chances of being invited to a job interview. Pay attention to the above criteria and listen to your gut feeling, whether you can cope with the offered application service and feel understood by the coach.
Serious application writers can also show you a few (anonymized) successful application patterns from previous customers. They should also have a convincing effect on you - and above all, look different every time. If you only present a few standard sample solutions here, you will only be able to create an assembly line application for you.