October 21, 2014

Online Job Application in PowerPoint or Slideshare

The world-wide web is an omnipresent tool of our daily as well as our professional life which implies that online job application is the most common thing to do nowadays. Companies seek employees themselves by using social networks and checking online profiles. To help you to use those features most adequately, this article will provide you with some basic information for a professional online appearance.

A New Era: The Online Job Application

Did you finish an academic or vocational education and are you ready to start your professional career? Then you will have to decide for either a classic job application on paper or an online job application. The Social Media Recruiting Report of 2013 shows that online applications are a crucial part of any job application process.

There is, on one side, the standard form of applying online directly on a company’s website or via email and, on the other side, a broad spectrum of business web portals such as LinkedIn and Xing which gain more and more importance. To learn more about this process and how to make an excellent impression, continue to read the following article.

PowerPoint, Slideshare and Co.

The new era of the worldwide web offers more and more options to establish different forms of image cultivations. When using a less main stream job application you will emphasize uniqueness and capture an employer’s focus.

Please avoid old and outdated classics such as delivering a job application in a pizza box which will only harm your credibility. A more common technique nowadays is a graphic illustration in PowerPoint or Slideshare.

PowerPoint is an excellent tool to create a well-structured and creative curriculum. Having created your own CV, you can easily attach it to an email or upload it in Slideshare.

LinkedIn is another way to share your CV with people all around the world – a tendency that slowly but surely spreads from the U.S. to many other countries. LinkedIn has more 60 million users.

By using Slideshare for your CV, you will be able to link it with Xing or LinkedIn but you should be aware that you may complement a job application with such devices but you should not completely substitute its original form. The main focus will still be on your qualifications and your former career.

Examples in Slideshare

To get an idea of the whole issue, Slideshare offers many examples of creative CVs. Emiland de Cubber, a French designer, had been looking for a new job and designed company-specified job applications, uploaded them on Slideshare and sent each link to the person concerned of the company he was applying at. The effect: Within a couple of weeks he received a job offer of one of the companies.

PowerPoint Job Application

As well as Chris Ferdinandi who had created numerous well-designed job applications. His presentations are a bit more plain and to the point.

Chris-Ferdinandi

Some Things to Keep in Mind

The design is the crucial aspect of a graphic CV in PowerPoint. You may have encountered plenty of bad examples in your professional life which were overloaded with text or colors were chosen inadequately. Keep in mind the following points to make a sophisticated impression:

  • Begin with an exceptional slide which draws attention
  • Make sure to name all relevant information first and that the CV contains any career successes which are important for the job you are applying for
  • Do not use more than 40 slides
  • Combine impressive and stylish graphics
  • Do not mix more than two fonts
  • Focus on content and do not subordinate it to the design of the curriculum vitae

 

Want it simple? Check out our professional PowerPoint job application templates.

 

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