How to have successful application

Article published on Jan. 24, 2010
Article published on Jan. 24, 2010
Author: Ana Alibegova When you apply for a job, a scholarship, or an internship there are about thousands of questionnaires to be filled out, and hundreds of papers to be written. How to manage all this and be the one they select? Just follow the words of advice listed below and try to understand the whole procedure. At the end of the day, you will be the one to win!

Most of the surveys conducted on youth population around the world show that one of the biggest problems why young people do not dare to apply for some scholarship or internship is the complicated procedure. This complicated procedure includes the writing of several papers, the sending of documents and the constant checking of the mail box. ‘Bureaucracy’ is not the most interesting thing for young people, but still they need to understand that it has to be done in order to receive some allowance and pay the costs of the studies or the internship. The first and the most important advice would be: “Don’t fight against the so-called bureaucracy, just accept the fact that nobody can give you the money just like that”. After reading all the materials about a particular program that offers scholarships and checking the deadlines, you should start preparing your application. Regardless of whether you apply for a scholarship or for a job, you will be asked to send the basic documents: a CV and a motivation letter. Some companies ask for some additional documents as well, such as transcript of records, certificates or references. After the written application, the shortlisted candidates are invited for an interview. The final decision, in most cases, is reached after the interview.

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