“Location is important. Since 2020 it’s become more normal to work remotely, but you will still need to attend the office (especially for a collaborative culture) – so you still need to be in the local area. Also, since 2020 you might need to be set-up at home so you can work remotely (as well as attend the office), which might be something that affects your success when applying for remote-work job opportunities.
I’d advise not to apply for a job if you don’t live within commuting distance. This distance may vary depending on if you only work a day or two per week in the office versus 4 or 5 days.
When assessing your commute remember it makes a difference if you use public transport versus a car, so check how long the commute will take depending on which mode of transport you use.
And I look to see if candidates meet the minimum requirements for the role, whether it’s their previous work experience or skills and qualifications.
It isn’t helpful to provide additional information, certificates or media that aren’t directly relevant for the job you’re applying for (or that haven’t been asked for by the company in the application form).”