Opportunity Day


The actual job search process is important. Here we go through how to optimize your chances of attracting interest in connection with your application, and how to avoid some of the most common pitfalls. We also delve into your "why". The vast majority of people need work to afford rent and food. But what does the employer want to hear? We take a closer look at how the question "why" you are applying for the position and "why" you are interested in the specific company can help you capture the employer's interest.


Most jobs require you to submit your resume. The idea is to show in a concise format that you have the right experience and qualifications for the position, and be interesting enough to get you to the next step in the recruitment process. Be careful with spelling, grammar and appearance in your application. Adapt your CV to the specific job you are applying for, and structure it with clear headings so that the employer quickly gets a good overview of your profile. There are many templates and tips online, on the right are some links to templates we think are good.


In your cover letter, you focus on your motivation for applying for the position: why are you applying for the job and why should the company choose you in particular. You must therefore adapt your cover letter to each job you are applying for. Start from the specific job advertisement and highlight your experiences and qualities that are requested by the company with a justification of how you will contribute to the business. Keep it short, punchy and show the employer that you are interested by knowing a lot about them and adapting the text based on their interest and perspective. 




Standing out from the crowd is often the hardest thing. What can you do to get the recruiter to take an extra look at your application? Calling before submitting your application often increases the chances of an interview. The conversation is about building a relationship and getting the recruiter curious about your application. 

Be to the point, respect the recruiter's time by being prepared and asking relevant questions. Examples of questions can be things that do not appear in the advertisement, but are still relevant to the performance of the service. For example. who is comfortable with you/what does the work group look like/how do you view candidates with my skills profile? Prepare for the interview by reading up on the company. Read the website and the job advertisement and prepare your questions. Watch a short video about calling the recruiter >


Two "why" are important when looking for a job. Why usll you be at this particular company, and Why do you want this particular service? If you manage to articulate this to the employer at an early stage, it is more likely that they will take an extra look at your application and profile. The vast majority of people need a job to be able to pay rent and food. But that is rarely what the employer wants to hear. Here is our experience that one of the most common mistakes is made. Many job seekers want to show their work ethic, their humility and their commitment by telling the employer that they can "take any job". This often results in being selected out, as the employer does not feel selected or see the applicant's motivation to become part of their particular company. So, what to do instead?


Why do you want to be at this particular company?
Here you need to do research, find the soul of the company. Read on the website about the company's core values, vision, mission. Justify why you - regardless of position - want to be part of that particular journey and the work the company does. Many companies have information on their website that gives a picture of what the company stands for and where they want to go. Read under sections such as "about us", 

"our core values", "our vision" to get tipspp.


Why do you want this particular service?
Here it is about reading the job description and justifying that you are the right person, based on the requirements and wishes they describe in the advertisement. By finding examples of qualities and achievements in you that the company describes they are looking for, you make yourself more relevant.

the employer, it is more likely that they will look ext at your application and pr