So, you’re looking for a job, but struggling to get interviews. You wonder, What can I do to get more attention from businesses?
If you didn’t know, the job market is continuously changing. Companies and recruiters are always looking to find the best and newest way to find people.
Keeping up with current business trends and understandin
g the job search will do wonderful
things for you.
Websites like Indeed, LinkedIn, Monster, and ZipRecruiter are a job seekers best friend. You can find out what is available in each industry and area.
Just like you, other people who are just as qualified are trying to get the interview. The question is, how can you ensure that it is you and not them?
With everyone I talk to about this, there are a couple things that I ask to see if they are doing the right things to get their top choice interviews and jobs.
When we look at these questions, huge steps are made.
In your resume, you have the opportunity to place keywords and give answers that recruiters are looking for in the perfect candidate. If you can successfully do this, it has been proven that you will have more interviews, giving you a higher chance of getting that job you’ve been dreaming of.
There is a common saying that hiring managers will only look at any given resume for about 15 seconds. Sadly, this is often the case.
This does not, however, mean that your resume is not important. In those 15 seconds, a hiring manager can decide whether you or one of your competitors will get the interview.
You need to make sure that your resume is focused and grabs attention, so that it is YOU in that interview room, not one of the other guys.
Is your resume succinct, but still powerful enough to get the attention of a hiring manager?
A common mistake people make in their resume is including completely unnecessary information. It can make a resume look unprofessional, and an unprofessional resume does not call for an interview.
Your resume needs to convey what makes you the BEST candidate out there.
Are you selling yourself?
A lot of people come to me and ask, How do I sell myself on a resume?
Think of your resume. It sells you. Your work experience, your accomplishments, and your expertise is all promoted on your resume.
It is very important that your resume does this well. You want your resume to shout HIRE ME. If you can’t show yourself off in your resume, then you may struggle with getting interviews.