Hays Travel essential application tips!

Research your potential employer

Question yourself: Why do you want to work for that company? The last thing you want to do is get into a job and not like it! Not only do you have to be right for the company, but the company has to be right for you.

We would suggest checking out ‘About us’ sections on company websites and social media feeds to gather an insight into company life. Have the company won any awards? If they have, this means they’ve been recognised for being a great place to work. Here at Hays Travel, we’ve been recognised by The Sunday Times as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the UK & we are also Investors in People Silver Standard. Partly because we’re a firm believer of the motto ‘Work hard, Play hard’. This means we love to get together at things such as our garden party and Christmas party. We love to give back to the community too and we do this by hosting charity events in and out of branch. So far we’ve donated over £867,000 to charities!

Personal Statements

Make sure that your personal statement is relevant to the role you’re applying for. We understand most people are multi-skilled these days however you need to showcase every skill and experience that is relevant to the job. There’s not much point putting on your personal statement that you’re good at video editing if you’re applying for a Foreign Exchange Consultant role! You need to focus more on customer service, communication skills and so on. We would suggest putting a reason as to why you think you’re good at your skills and use the experiences you’ve had to make your application stand out. What can you bring to that role?

Keep It Professional

In this day and age where text speak seems to be the normal thing to do, it’s too easy to slip into text speak. Plz dnt send in ur applications wit bad grammar, spellin errors n punctuation errors. (It looks messy doesn’t it?) The last thing you want to do is put a company off because you haven’t been bothered to check your language. Just remember, this is the first point of contact the company is going to have with you and you need to make a good impression on them. If you take anything from this, please don’t forget to hit that spell check button before you send it off!

Contact Details

Now this one is a must. Make sure you’re putting contact details on every application or CV you’re sending. If an employer wants to offer you an interview, how are they going to if you haven’t provided them with the details to do so? You’d be surprised by how many CV/ application forms don’t have these. A simple email address or phone number is important to secure that vital next step!

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