Top 5 Tips for Job Applications
Here are some small details your potential employers notice. It doesn’t take much time or effort to leave a good impression, just follow these tips!
- You can save time job searching by using advanced search options on our job board. As well as all the major job boards (like Indeed.com, SimplyHired.com, CareerBuilder, Monster, and Dice) we 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.
- Don’t stop applying for jobs while you are waiting to hear back from an employer. Most job seekers are rejected by over 15 employers before landing a job. Learn from your mistakes, and keep applying until you get the right offer. Worst case scenario, you will be juggling multiple job offers. That’s a good thing.
- You should also target your CV to the job. You resume should be edited and tweaked, so it’s as close a match to the job as possible. Otherwise, it may not get picked up by the applicant tracking systems companies use to screen resumes or the recruiter who reviews it. Try to include an opening paragraph focusing on how you can benefit the company if you get the chance.
- 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.
- 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.