Learn How To Find And Get The Job You Want: Tips For Writing A Résumé, Acing Interviews, And Negotiating Offers
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How To Write A Résumé That Passes The Robot Test: Focus On Clarity, Simplicity, And Humor
A quality résumé is key to getting past the bots and standing out from other applicants.
Nailing your résumé can make or break a potential job opportunity, but it’s not always easy to do it right.
In Get Hired Now!, author Colin Hawley advises that to make sure your résumé gets noticed by the bots you need to keep it simple and use language that is easily understandable.
Avoid using boxes, columns, tables, headers and footers, logos, or nonstandard fonts as these are often too confusing for robots.
Make sure you include clear and concise generic job titles similar to those used in the employer’s advertisement if possible so that robots recognize them more easily.
When it comes to content, be sure to include your full name, address, phone number email address in the basics.
Detail your work experience with specific information about what you do and an impact you made rather than vague statements.
Link a portfolio of your creative work if necessary.
Lastly, be honest about gaps in work experiences and skills you have listed – as long as they are worded correctly with attention to detail there should be no issues getting past the bots!
Leverage Your Network And Clean Up Your Social Media Profile To Secure Your Dream Job
For any job seeker, their online identity matters.
In 2018 Careerbuilder did a survey and found that 70% of employers search for information about a candidate using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
What’s more, 57% decided not to hire someone because of what they found online!
To avoid this happening to you, it’s important to clean up your posts and keep your privacy settings secure – unless you’re on LinkedIn which should be curtailed to include only professional elements.
Another great way to get ahead is by building relationships through networking.
It’s been suggested in surveys conducted in 2019 by Accounttemps that one in three candidates are eliminated after reference checks – so choose your references wisely.
But make sure you reconnect with them when you give their names over in an application process.
Networking really can work in your favor too when looking for roles; some reports suggest between 60-85% of jobs are filled through networking these days.
The key to successfully developing relationships is by inviting everyone you know into your networks and connecting with them.
That includes family, friends, alumni and acquaintances as well as second-degree relations – those people who could potentially ‘know someone who knows someone’.
Once connected on socials be sure to like, retweet share or comment on content regularly – being generous with helping others will help build a base of connections.
Lastly, aim to connect with people whose passions align with yours as this presents an opportunity for real life meet ups too!
Focusing hard on networking will pay big dividends when it comes time for potential employers
Maximize Your Job Search Experience With Feature-Rich Aggregation And Networking Sites
If you want to get hired, it helps to use job-search engines and professional networking sites that are feature-rich.
Not all job search sites are created equal!
Look for a site that aggregates information from multiple sources so that you can see all of the available jobs in one place.
It would also be really useful if the job search site allowed you to make one-click applications – this will save you tons of time AND frustration!!
Also check out AI powered features like recommendation tools and job alerts.
These will basically let you automate your job search and let the robots do most of the work for you.
If a recruiter is interested in you, they’re likely to reach out too.
Furthermore, review what these sites have extracted from your résumé, correct any wrong information, and check how well suited your background is for each particular role.
Some sites may even tell you the status of your application such as whether or not your résumé has been read or given positive rating by potential employers.
You should also be able to keep track of your applications within the site wich will save you a lot of hassle!
So remember – when looking for jobs or trying to get hired, use feature-rich job-search engines and professional networking sites such as ZipRecruiter and LinkedIn.
When Applying For A Job, Strike While The Iron Is Hot And Look For Other Positive Factors
The key to getting hired is taking action immediately when the job arrives.
Recruiters often approach suitable candidates on the same day as a job is posted, and it’s crucial for you to get in your application quickly if you want to stay ahead of the competition.
Applying within two days of a job being posted is ideal; otherwise there’s a chance that other applicants may already have been considered.
It’s also important not to disqualify yourself from jobs based solely on the requirements listed, as they are usually just what the employer would like but may be willing to compromise on.
Consider whether you meet at least 40 percent of those requirements; if so, send in your application anyway.
Additionally, when searching for jobs make sure you look for ones that match your current job title exactly – bots will nearly always put résumés containing specific titles first.
And, if you know someone at the company this can be an especially effective way to get ahead (50 percent of jobs are filled this way).
So remember: applying quickly and knowing somebody who works at the company are two great ways to increase your chances of getting hired!
How To Ace Your Job Interview: Tips For Making A Lasting Impression In Just 20 Seconds
Making a great first impression during a job interview is essential to securing the position.
The way you dress and how you carry yourself in the first 20 seconds can make or break your chance of being hired.
Therefore, it’s important to present yourself in a professional manner by avoiding certain things.
Firstly, don’t wear cologne or perfume as it may be off-putting for your interviewer and could trigger any negative memories they might have associated with that scent.
Another thing to avoid is sweating, which can make you look nervous and unreliable.
The best way to ensure that you appear confident and competent is by taking control of what you wear.
Dress appropriately, donning garments that look stylish but aren’t too formal or over-the-top.
Choose fabrics like cotton that are breathable so if you do perspire, it won’t show too much.
Finally, remember to iron out any creases from your new clothes before the interview!
In Preparing For A Job Interview, It’s Essential To Make Sure That You Have The Right Tools To Ace It
When it comes to acing an interview, it’s all about making sure that you’re ready to play the game.
It might sound funny, but interviewing is almost like a game of tennis – you don’t want to hit the ball out of bounds!
When you’re asked a question in an interview, make sure to respond with your own line of thought by answering their questions and then following up with a question of your own.
This helps keep the conversation going and allows for a pleasant interaction between both sides.
Additionally, take time to pause before responding to questions or points that are made in order for your interviewer to feel as if they’ve taught you something.
You should also be mindful when answering questions regarding why you are currently leaving a job or what salary expectations you may have.
Do some research ahead of time so that you know the market rate and remember to always remain positive when discussing previous jobs rather than pointing out any negatives.
At the end of the interview, it’s crucial that you ask any additional questions you may have and give follow-up with a thank-you note.
Even though this step may seem small, 43% of candidates don’t do it — giving you an advantage over other applicants!
By taking these tips into account, not only will you come across as being prepared and educated on how best to handle interviews but also give yourself more room for success in future job opportunities.
Don’T Be Afraid To Negotiate – You Have More To Gain Than Lose
Negotiating is essential if you want to get the job offer and salary you deserve.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median US salary for 2020 was $56,000 – so negotiating for 5% more than the median equates to an extra $2,800 in your pocket each year – a total of $11,200 over four years!
Yet, shocking research from ZipRecruiter revealed that 64 percent of job seekers accepted their first job offer without ever negotiating – don’t make that mistake as employers expect it!
In fact, despite popular belief, it’s actually better to go in with a higher number straight away – employers will usually counteroffer with a figure lower than what they would be willing to pay.
When negotiating your new position there’s more than just salary to consider.
Take into account flexible work arrangements, vacation time and moving expenses – after all these can make all the difference when making a decision.
Once you come to terms on an agreement be sure to get it in writing and express your excitement about joining the team.
The key takeaway here is don’t be afraid of negotiation.
Know what you want and stand firm on these things until you have yourself an offer that works for both parties.
You may not get everything you desire but having something is better than having nothing at all!
Getting Hired Now!
is a must-read book for anyone who wants to ace their job search.
The key message in this book is that the job search process has changed and that applicants need to adapt to stay competitive.
First, make sure your résumé will pass the bots, clean up your online presence, and use reliable job sites.
Don’t forget to prepare for the interview by dressing correctly, making a good impression and creating memorable moments.
Finally, when you have a potential offer, negotiate for what you want!
Finally, if quitting your current job is necessary: quit in the right way and make sure to give proper notice and let your current employer know immediately if you decide to stay.
By following these steps outlined in Getting Hired Now!, you’ll be in a great position to land the job of your dreams!