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in #LOLdon you can fully expect them to stop reading the applications after a certain amount come through
depends on the size of the organisation
because they get so so many shit applications that they have to keep looking through for good ones
but in practice i've never found that to be the case having been put in the position of filtering through the applications a couple of times
but it's not the worst idea to hedge your bets
just going to send it off then and stop fucking about
yeah i could add a bit to the cover letter, but i don't have the right fonts at work - so that's another day added on.
also it's going to be judged on portfolio i imagine so not sure the cover letter really matters all that much really.
if you don't sound interesting in a few words.
Post your cover letter here and we can all help you write it. a plan with no drawbacks.
but yeah - i'm not posting it here! and i can't amend at work as i don't have the right fonts here so i either send it off now, or make a couple of tweaks when i get in tonight and make the letter possibly 2% better.
For the ones where I had used the time well and written a good application I got interviews. For those jobs where I applied in a really half arsed way I didn't.
I've never found the deadline to make a difference.
in practice, on the evening before the deadline.
unless the job description says something like they want someone to start immediately. the job i'm interview for tomorrow had hundreds of applicants for one position. got my application in minutes before the deadline and i'm in the final 2 ;)
other jobs i've applied to recently i've submitted well before the deadline and then not got an interview invitation till after the closing date.
So that when they picked a winner his entry would be on the top.
if i'm feeling organised
For probity reasons and stuff, public sector employers aren't usually allowed to look at any applications until the deadline has closed, so it doesn't really matter. Private sector is probably very different, so the sooner the better.
Either way, I'd aim to submit no later than one working day before the deadline though, just in case there's an IT problem at your end or theirs and you need to contact them.
it'll still be 5 days before the deadline and i don't think teh next 4 hrs are going to make that much difference really
just heard that i have a second interview at the place i went on tuesday - so that's good
why do we have to have more than one interview? i haven't got anything else to say really
and actual specifics, details, ideas for the job etc. talk like you already got it, it's 6 months in and you own the place.
It shows initiative and that you're not just a "yes" man.
If you have missed the deadline, send a speculative covering letter (alongside your CV) enquiring about any upcoming opportunities for employment.
and then send a very short email on the day of deadline to the person advertising the job checking that they received it even though you know they did.
just in case an earth-shattering event happens in the meantime. You don't want yours to be the only one that doesn't reference how all the seas boiling will impact on sales of samphire (or whatever the job involves)
i submitted the application with about 5 minutes to spare.