As a jobseeker, the most important thing to do to seal a good job opportunity is to stand out!
Recruiters and Human Resources speak to countable candidates on daily basis. There are certain candidates that always stand out and whom you will never forget.
Here are a few tips and advice you can use to be more successful and increase your chances to be hired by a company or recruiter.
Be positive! We all know that the pandemic and economic situation of the world has affected many on a -personal and professional- level, but don’t let this be the main topic during your interview. Focus on being positive, highlight your potential and explain how you could be of added value to their company.
Tell a funny story or hobby. People make connections by sharing stories, mutual interests, and passion. Don’t be afraid to show your talent, your creative side or tell a little experience of yourself during your interview. It displays your character and highlights your soft skills. Nowadays businesses don’t only focus on hard skills such as your degree and your experience. Finding the right person, with the right attitude and passion is far more important.
Do follow ups. When you apply for a job, don’t just send your resume like most of the candidates do. Give them a call! Check if your resume was received and ask away! This is the moment to make a connection, ask a few questions and make the recruiter remember you.
Make connections. Visit conferences, training, and events to network. This is the key to building relationships, who can be of added value during your job search.
LinkedIn. A lot of people spent countable hours on several social media platforms watching videos and interacting with people. The social media platform that you should definitely join is LinkedIn. You can connect with potential recruiters, socialize, read interesting articles, share opinions, which can always lead to a potential new step in your career.