What is a Good Job Application? | SEFE Marketing & Trading

What makes a good application

Aspirational and innovative individuals make up SEFE’s worldwide workforce. The secret? Their applications made an impact from the first word, and we knew we were looking at something special. Want to work with us? Here’s a run through of the key aspects you should be including to make your application stand out from the rest.

Do your company research

A good job application is a tailored one, so your first step should be to research the company you wish to work for.

Company research should cover a few of the fundamental things such as company values, mission statement and any recent projects that the company may have completed. Knowing just a few bits of background information can improve a job application hugely by allowing you to adapt your application.

Not only will research allow you to write a better application, but it will also be your first insight into whether working at SEFE would be a good fit for you.

Carry out industry research

As well as company research, researching trends within the wider industry can also help to improve your application.

You may be able to emphasise certain skills or experience that align with upcoming market trends, which may make you a more viable candidate than someone who’s not taken the time to see which direction the industry is going in.

You can research industry trends through platforms such as LinkedIn or by subscribing to specific industry publications, newsletters or social media pages.

Align yourself with our company values

Our values at SEFE are simple but are crucial to our culture, and our ability to deliver the exceptional service that we’re known for. Our three core values are:

  • Innovation and the ability to think outside of the box
  • A passion for excellence, growth and learning
  • Teamwork

Check your CV

Get to know your CV front to back. Make sure you have things like career gap explanations, reasons for leaving, and your day-to-day duties properly prepared. Don’t get caught out by your CV. A rule of thumb – if you’re not prepared to talk about certain areas of your CV, don’t include them.

Make sure it’s up to date, free from spelling/grammatical errors, and highlights your most valued skills to the best of your ability. Show us your achievements with the appropriate data and results, and keep it visually effective with short, bullet-pointed sentences.

Show us your skills

Get to know the job description and match the required skills to your own knowledge, achievements and first-hand accounts. A job application is simply a matter of hitting the relevant targets, so show us you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role.

How do you relate to SEFE Marketing & Trading’s core values of innovation, passion for excellence, growth and learning, and teamwork? Can you match your work experience to these ideals? Make sure you have some solid examples of when and how you demonstrated these behaviours to share with us.

How to write a good job application

Each job application is different depending on the job, your skills and the company you’re applying to, but there are general tips that can be applied to almost any job application.

Remembering the basics such as good spelling and grammar in your CV can be the difference between landing an interview and not. We understand that English isn’t everyone’s favourite subject, which is why we’d recommend using free online spell checkers or word processors.

As well as this, remember that a job application is an opportunity to sell yourself before you even meet the recruiter. Try hard to highlight your relevant skills and don’t short-sell yourself.

You can find out more about our hiring process on our website.


At SEFE we offer plenty of opportunities to showcase your job application skills. We really value our team and the unique qualities that they offer while embodying our company values. If you’d like to join us in shaping the energy landscape, take a look at our jobs page where we regularly advertise our latest openings.