If you are looking for a job, you want to stand out from the crowd, to get noticed and impress hiring managers. Here are a few tips to help.
- Tailor your resume to the job
Often job candidates simply use a scattershot approach, sending out identical resumes to many different employers in the hope that one will catch a hiring manager’s eye. But this is just wasted effort. To give yourself the best chance, you need to tailor your resume to the specific job and company you are applying for.
That means you need to research the company to learn about its mission, goals, and values and to research the job itself by examining the job description closely and highlighting those skills and knowledge that most closely match what is in the description.
You can also be sure the employer will check you out online if you are applying for a job. So you need to be sure that your profiles are professional and showing you at your best. Make sure they are up to date and do not contain anything that could hurt your chances of getting the job.
- Only apply for jobs you are really interested in
Job hunters will often apply for jobs that may not excite them all that much simply because they want to increase their chances of finding employment, or for some other reason, such as location or salary. But this is not the best idea either because it is difficult to feign passion and enthusiasm for a position that you are not all that interested in. And the hiring manager will notice your lack of interest.
According to one survey, the quality employers value most among job seekers is a positive attitude. So, you want to show energy, enthusiasm, and confidence when going for interviews. You do this not just by what you say but also with your body language, by smiling, looking the person in the eye, giving a firm handshake, for example.
- Keep learning
Doing things to enhance your career growth and professional development will impress hiring managers as well. This includes things like taking classes, earning certificates and volunteering. It shows dedication to your profession.
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