L’Oréal Marketing Trainee Management Scheme Application Advice 2021

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I'm interested in applying to this graduate scheme but I'm extremely concerned about the huge amount of competition.

Job description here: https://careers.loreal.com/en_US/job...-2020-21/90456

How do I make my application stand out against thousands of others? What kind of skills do they look for in a potential candidate? Should my CV be simple or should I implement some kind of design/colour? What should I put in my cover letter?

To put into perspective, this is who I am and my experience:
- Final Year BA English student on track to achieve a 2:1
- started a magazine at my uni from scratch this year: recruited over 40 writers, designed a print edition using InDesign; I create monthly email newsletters on Mailchimp; designed the website on WordPress, and marketed the **** out of it so that we really established ourselves. Also hosted a bunch of events. It has been a successful and rewarding venture.
- Marketing Consultant Internship - company secured 2 clients to rent out their workspace within a month of applying my marketing strategies. Also created a competitor framework analysis (this is mentioned in the trainee job description)
- Social Media Assistant - for a jewellery company this summer and for another company in 2018
- Voluntary Reporter at my local newspaper this summer
- Lots of work in student media: wrote for a bunch of magazines, was published in a pretty renowned magazine last year; and I started my own radio show, talk show, and podcast last year.

Now how do I take all of the above and make myself stand out. Also, I apologise for poor grammar/spelling. Wrote this in a rush.
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This is amazing and wonderful experience! I definitely would incorporate colour, a fancy border. One statement colour would be nice on the border and your name. Put your name in bold letters at the start and add contact details underneath in small font size. Add bullet points to address your skills in a nifty box. Then add points of sentences of minimum words explaining each experience you did. Make sure you mention the name of the magazine you started, name of wordpress website etc things like that.

Also take out any irrelevant stuff; meaning if there is a better placement you did than compete it against the other thing you did and take out whichever one is less important for them to know. Make sure its two pages. Include references - 1 or 2 max and say you have more if they need it.
Hope this helps.
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maybe make the colour; loreal statement colour? Maybe gold, if that is what it is? Hope it works out for you.
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This is amazing and wonderful experience! I definitely would incorporate colour, a fancy border. One statement colour would be nice on the border and your name. Put your name in bold letters at the start and add contact details underneath in small font size. Add bullet points to address your skills in a nifty box. Then add points of sentences of minimum words explaining each experience you did. Make sure you mention the name of the magazine you started, name of wordpress website etc things like that.

Also take out any irrelevant stuff; meaning if there is a better placement you did than compete it against the other thing you did and take out whichever one is less important for them to know. Make sure its two pages. Include references - 1 or 2 max and say you have more if they need it.
Hope this helps.
ah thank you so much!

Just a question, you mentioned making my Cv two pages but I've always heard that CVs should be one page and a recruiter from Loreal mentioned one page Cvs are ideal on this website. My CV could definitely easily fill up two pages but I'm wary to do that considering I only have a few years of experience working. https://beautytmr.medium.com/6-tips-...n-2a50e48711ad
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Any other advice people, I'm very keen to hear opinions, tips, and secrets on nailing this application
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ah thank you so much!

Just a question, you mentioned making my Cv two pages but I've always heard that CVs should be one page and a recruiter from Loreal mentioned one page Cvs are ideal on this website. My CV could definitely easily fill up two pages but I'm wary to do that considering I only have a few years of experience working. https://beautytmr.medium.com/6-tips-...n-2a50e48711ad
I meant two pages in case you have a lot that is very important to put in, where you have stuff on the first page and stuff behind it when you flip it around. But if you can make it one page then of course that is better.

Cover letter - add good nouns like 'multitasker' , 'team player' and adjectives like 'cooperative', 'conscientous', 'innovative', 'assertive' etc.attention to detail, efficient etc. Good visionary ?

I was thinking you could add team leader coz it is management but I remember our teacher telling us that you need to first show that you make a good team player first before you say team leader. Because it's all about working with the team. So you could say team player but definitely in the cover letter add one example where you have demonstrated leadership skills.

Add in total two examples (for the cover letter) of what you have done in the past that makes you stand out and suitable for the job. Tailor it to the tasks required for this job you are applying to.
Hope that helps. Good luck.
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I meant two pages in case you have a lot that is very important to put in, where you have stuff on the first page and stuff behind it when you flip it around. But if you can make it one page then of course that is better.

Cover letter - add good nouns like 'multitasker' , 'team player' and adjectives like 'cooperative', 'conscientous', 'innovative', 'assertive' etc.attention to detail, efficient etc. Good visionary ?

I was thinking you could add team leader coz it is management but I remember our teacher telling us that you need to first show that you make a good team player first before you say team leader. Because it's all about working with the team. So you could say team player but definitely in the cover letter add one example where you have demonstrated leadership skills.

Add in total two examples (for the cover letter) of what you have done in the past that makes you stand out and suitable for the job. Tailor it to the tasks required for this job you are applying to.
Hope that helps. Good luck.
okay that sounds good!

I wonder if anyone else on TSR has applied to this role, it would be great to hear from them :/
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Has anyone done the Digital Interview for this role yet, and did you get a confirmation email about it immediately after submitting?
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