ASK THE RECRUITER! Today we’ll be discussing different ways to GET HIRED FASTER!
Seeking out a career and getting hired can be tiring, leaving people less optimistic when looking for a new job. The whole process can sometimes take up to a month long!
Here are some tips you can use to get hired faster and stay positive in the process of getting your dream job:
Be specific– Take some time at the beginning to figure out the position you really want, instead of filling out applications you are only somewhat interested in. You can do this by making specific searches on job sites for location, pay, and positions.
Don’t Settle For Any Position –You should continue to be specific when choosing where you want to work. Try not to apply to every open position in your field. Research the employer and find a company that suits your work values and needs.
Don’t Stop Searching– After you have submitted your application to the right company, don’t just wait for a response. Keep your eyes open for other opportunities that might come up. You wouldn’t want to miss out on an opportunity while you’re waiting for a call.
Cover Letters– It usually takes hiring managers less than 10 minutes to review a resume, so it is important to grab their attention with a cover letter. Always tailor the letter to the position you’re applying for. You can include ways you plan on helping the company and qualities that set you apart from other candidates.
Keep it Simple – Try to only put recent jobs on your resume, and keep it simple. Too much information can be overwhelming and have negative effects. The hiring manager only really needs to see your relevant experience to the job you’re applying for. Keep the format simple and use bullet points rather than long sentences.
Employment Isn’t Everything (Volunteer) – It is important to include any volunteer work or projects you accomplished, especially if you have time gaps in your resume. If you weren’t working at a company, recruiters want to know what you were doing (even if you were a stay-at-home parent).
Dress For The Job You Want – When going in for your interview, dress for the position that you want to obtain during your career at that company. Your clothing makes a statement about who you are and where you want to go.
Be engaged– Hiring managers want to know that you’re listening. If something is unclear, ask questions keep eye contact; this shows confidence and a sense of leadership.
Leave the hate at the door – When you’re talking about previous employment, it’s important that you do not talk poorly about a past employer. Speaking badly about people you used to work for can leave the interviewer with a bad taste in their mouth. Will you speak badly about them if you ever leave their company? This can form a negative impression on your character.
OTHER HELPFUL TIPS
Follow up – Whether you’ve heard back from the employer or not, you can always follow up a few days after the interview. A quick call or email saying how greatly you appreciate the opportunity shows you are sincerely interested and you are just as invested as they are.
Network – Connect with others in your field through social media or at industry events. Put yourself out there because you never know when or where a job opportunity will come up.
Now that you’re equipped with all of these helpful tools, get out there, put them to good use, and get that dream job FAST!