How to Prepare for a Job Application

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2022 by The Career GuideNo comments

Applying for jobs is rarely easy. It’s often time-consuming as you juggle your current role and other life demands. It can feel like a mountain of admin, and as time goes by, it can feel disorganised. At Love Success, we support those looking for new office support jobs in London to manage their applications, so they can succeed in finding their next role. Read on to learn about what you can do to prepare for a job application.

Your CV

The biggest area you can concentrate on when applying for a job is your CV. It’s vital for pre-interview progress and opportunities. It needs to cover everything that the hiring manager is looking for.

Follow the Love Success CV writing tips.

Employers receive dozens of CVs for every vacancy, so it is in your interests to spend time preparing your CV to stand out from the crowd for the right reasons: accuracy and professionalism.

Know your salary expectations

Be sure that you know the realistic target salary for your area of office support jobs in London. It’s good to have a clear idea of expected remuneration before you begin your job applications, so that you don’t waste any time.

Your London recruitment agency can help you here. Otherwise, there are various general guides that can help you pin down what you should expect to earn in a certain role, with your experience and skill level. This will vary by size and location of employer, so do your homework carefully.

Choose a recruitment agency

One of the most important steps in preparing for your job applications is identifying the right recruitment agency for you. An excellent recruitment agency will position you for the best applications and help support your success in numerous ways.

Choose one that specialises in your line of work and has its finger on the pulse of recruitment in your area. For example, at Love Success, we specialise in office support jobs in London.

What you’re looking for

Be clear with yourself (and your recruiter) what you are looking for before you start. This should specifically include the hours that you want, as well the salary, opportunities, and things such as working location and flexible hours. Knowing your own expectations makes it easier for others to support your job hunt.

Contact and obtain references

It can be helpful to contact your references in advance of a job search. This prepares them for when they may be needed and might help you in terms of moral support. Seeking references can also identify your strengths, so that you can highlight these throughout the application.


Looking for a new role can be stressful but preparation makes it so much easier. Use time that you have without the pressure of needing to submit applications to prepare everything you need, so that when you come to apply, you’re ready to go.

If you would like more help with preparing for your applications for office support jobs in London, then get in touch with us on 020 7870 7177.


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