You may feel like you’re on a merry-go-round you can’t get off while you’re in the middle of your job search. You apply for dozens of jobs and never here a peep. You can’t seem to get the recruiter to answer an email or if they do, you can’t seem to get straight answer.
Have you ever thought of what a recruiter’s typical day is? I don’t mean to be harsh, but you’re not their only candidate. Recruiters are managing multiple job postings and are sifting through stacks of resumes and cover letters. Then they are scheduling interviews, running back ground checks and finally making offers. The recruiter really does want to find the best candidate for the position.
What can you do?
Now what if you could make their job easier? Recruiters typically are in a time crunch and need to make quick decisions. Your resume and cover letter should scream “Pick Me!” It needs to make it crystal clear why you’re the most qualified candidate. That means it needs to be tailored for the specific posting and you should do some research on what the company needs.
Ask yourself which of your skills and experience you need to showcase to the recruiter knows you’re the ideal candidate for the position. Do you have some on there now that aren’t relevant for the position you want? Then delete them. You want the recruiter to be able to scan your resume quickly and locate the information that makes you stand out over everyone else.
The way you put together your career marketing material can make or break your chance of getting noticed and getting hired.
If you’re serious about landing in the interview seat of your dream job, Successfully Ever After will give you the tools you need to stand out over all the other candidates.