I am writing a university personal statement and would like to use the expression "fall into favour of recruiters" to express my desire of being well rated in the job market once I graduate.

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The expression 'fall out of favour' is idiomatic, but 'fall into favour' is not.

You could say 'find the favour' instead, but I suggest you follow the advice of @Richard Sole and find some safer expression. I might use 'gain the approval'.


The phrase you want to use fall into favour is not idiomatic. (No instances of it can be found on Google Books Ngram Viewer, for instance.)

It appears to be a deliberate play on the well-established opposite phrase to fall out of favour.

While it's probable that people reading your personal statement will understand what you are trying to say, they may well conclude that you don't have a good grasp of English idiom.

It might be safer to stick to a construction such as to impress recruiters or to make a positive impression on recruiters.

  • It's used, but rarely. It's a 19th century phrase with only vestigial use nowadays. I agree with your recommendations.
    – TimR
    Dec 4, 2018 at 15:21

Actually what you want I don't understand.But if you use proper way "fall into favour of recruiters" you can see my example.May be it's help to you.

  1. I remember there was a terrible storm before the start and it fell into our favour as we had all the big bombers in our team.

  2. Most striking is Britney, who explodes into fame in 1999 and almost as swiftly falls from favour again: Courtney is another.

  3. These ideas took a circuitous route into favour.

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