Companies advertise thousands of jobs in different categories on a regular basis. But the number of job applicants is much greater than the number of available job vacancies. Every candidate has to vie against another so as to attract the attention of a potential employer and prove their worth. Unless and until you’re able to prove to the employer that you’re exactly the right candidate that they’re looking for, you won’t get hired.
The challenge, therefore, is to set yourself apart from hundreds of other candidates who are applying for a particular job.
And it isn’t easy either.
There are plenty of jobseekers who think that they’ll get the job, but they don’t succeed. It’s only because the competition is much better prepared than you are. To achieve success in the race of getting a job of your interest as quickly as possible, you should always act according to a strategy. You need to clearly understand every aspect of the job search process and use the available opportunities to prove your value to employers.
Making Yourself Valuable:
First and foremost, you should take your resume seriously. When it comes to creating a resume, most of the applicants fail. They’ll either do a copy-paste job from one of their friends’ resumes or they’ll go for a generic resume template available on the internet. Both these approaches will fail to make the cut. As a smart job applicant, you should look at the resume as a fantastic tool to attract employers in a way that they want to know more about you. Remember that every employer has their own specific requirements which should be addressed in the resume they receive. Once you’ve tracked relevant job offers or openings in a company, you should conduct a good amount of research to know about that job as much as possible. It’s only after you have all the essential information regarding a particular job vacancy and the employer’s specific requirements that you’ll be able to create a highly targeted resume.
Even if you lack the experience to make a job-specific resume, you can get in touch with an experienced friend or hire a resume writing service to create a resume that will win over employers. If your resume is a mismatch (as per the employer’s requirements) or poorly targeted, you’ll lose the game even before you participate in it.
Second, you should prepare yourself to show that you’re the right candidate when invited for an interview. You can’t impress the employer by just telling them what you know or what can do. The point is to let the employer know about your past on-the-job experiences. What the employer really wants to know is how you handled a specific situation in your previous job. They’re interested to know whether you possess the capability to solve problems you might encounter in their company pragmatically. Therefore, you should be able to prove your ability with good examples and stories. At the same time, you should present it with accuracy and statistics so that the employer believes quickly what you say to them. Of course, you can’t tell lies.
Third, you should never make the employer feel that you’re too focused on money. It’s a fact that everyone does a job to earn a living, and wants a job that offers a better salary, but employers hate those candidates who have money on their mind all the time. In any communication that you have with the employer, you should make it clear that you’re strongly committed towards the growth of the organization. Money should come only (and only) when the employer wants to talk about it themselves.
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