Why should I seek other opinions on my applications?
Embracing any professional development opportunity always requires the ability to receive and listen to honest feedback, take sound advice and improve as a result. Job applications are no different.
It is sometimes hard to ask for feedback on something you have put a lot of effort into, but it is worth it in the long run. Ask a close friend, family member or partner to read your application and provide three comments for how it could be improved. Repeat this process a number of times to refine your application, taking the improvements forward into any future applications if necessary.