Today I am going to give you our top 10 tips to getting hired!
There are some things that don’t take a lot of time to do that can help you get hired quickly. I’ve heard from job seekers who simply didn’t know some of those things that will help them effectively job search. One person I spoke to didn’t know you should send a thank you note after an interview. Another wasn’t aware that he didn’t need to include all of his many years of experience on his Resume/CV.
Some of the things on the list are little things that make a BIG difference. Others are significant enough that they can make or break your job search.
Here are 10 things you should know about job hunting that will help you find a new job fast!
1. You NEED a good cover letter! or your Resume/CV may not even get looked at.
You only have a few seconds to impress a hiring manager to select you for an interview. Employers are much more likely to read a Resume/CV with a cover letter. I know hiring managers who screen every application personally, and they tell me that if you don’t show what you can do for the company in the first paragraph of your cover letter, you’re not going to get an interview. Visit profixresumes.com and get a professional Cover Letter today!
2. You need to have an outstanding Resume/CV.
Chances are if you’re reading this, your Resume/CV is not very good. With hundreds of resumes to go through, a prospective employer will only initially spend less than 10 seconds looking at each individual Resume/CV.
Your Resume/CV needs to make you stand out against all the other job seekers who apply for the same job. It needs to show you off as the best version of you. It needs to include all your Achievements, Experiences, an eye-catching summary as well as specific keywords. Something you may not know is “ATS”. ATS stands for Applicant Tracking System which is a piece of software designed to save employers time by automatically scanning your Resume/CV for keywords; it’s basically a giant filter.
If your Resume/CV doesn’t use specific keywords in the correct sequence and position, you’ll be rejected by the software before your Resume/CV even comes into contact with a real life person. Writing a perfect Resume/CV is hard, but don’t worry ProFix has got you covered!
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3. You can save time job searching by using advanced search options on job boards.
All the major job boards (like Indeed.com, SimplyHired.com, CareerBuilder, Monster, and Dice or any recruitment agency in your area) have an “Advanced Search” option where you can search by keyword, location, a radius of a location, job title, company, type of job, date posted and other options.
4. You should also target your Resume/CV to the job.
It’s not just your cover letter. Your resume should be edited and tweaked, so it’s as close a match to the job as possible.
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5. You don’t need to include all your experience on your resume.
Someone shared a resume with me that had over 40 years of work experience. Unfortunately, that’s not going to impress anyone. It dates him, and it’s too much information and too much experience for most job openings.
4. Dress like a manager or a successful person in your profession.
Maybe appearances shouldn’t matter so much, but they do. The first few minutes of an interview are when you get to make that critical first impression. Be sure that you’re dressed appropriately for the type of job and company you’re applying to.
5. Storytelling during a job interview is an excellent way to share your experience and skills.
One way to show the employer what you’re actually like is to tell a story. When you’re asked questions during a job interview, relay the specific skills and experience you have, as well as how you handled the situations you’re asked about. The more concrete information you provide, the more the hiring manager will know how qualified you are.
6. You should send a thank-you note after a job interview.
It’s important to follow-up after a job interview. It’s a way to show your appreciation for being considered for the job. It’s also a way to reiterate your interest and share anything you neglected during the interview.
7. Networking is an essential component of successful job hunting.
Most jobs are still found through networking, whether it’s online or in-person. You never know who can help you find your next job unless you tell your connections that you’re job seeking.
8. Optimize your LinkedIn page.
LinkedIn is very important these days in the professional world, Your LinkedIn profile needs to be up to date and optimized.
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9. It’s acceptable to apply for the same job more than once.
So, you applied for your dream job, and you didn’t hear anything back from the company. Then you see the job posted again. A “do over” is fine, but be sure that you carefully match your qualifications to the job requirements in your resumes and cover letters. Also, check LinkedIn to see who you know. You might be able to get a referral the second time around. Here’s how to find contacts at a company.
10. Never say anything bad about a previous employer.
When I was a hiring manager, I used to cringe when people badmouthed their boss. In fact, one of the most common interview mistakes is badmouthing your boss or co-workers. The first thing the interviewer is going to think about is what you will say about their company when you’re moving on.
That concludes my top 10 tips to getting hired!
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