Follow these steps to carefully tailor your resume for each job. Sure, it’s extra effort.
But by doing so, you’ll become that candidate who’ll make a recruiter jump on their swivel chair a la Tom Cruise, and shout “Finally… got one!”
Applying for a new job? Be sure to take into account employer expectations.
Prospective employers seek the right candidates to improve their company. Your job is to show them that’s you…
Self-promotion can be a tricky proposition. After all, you don’t to come off as arrogant or over-confident. Finding the proper balance between presenting yourself as the perfect candidate for the job and appearing to be a pushy jerk that no one wants to work with can be difficult. It’s not impossible, but you have to put some thought into it.
One of the most effective tools for any job seeker? A well-planned and perfectly delivered elevator pitch.
An elevator pitch is a 30-second speech that summarizes who you are. It also says why you would be the perfect choice for the job…
Think about how you market (pitch) yourself to them through your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, networking, and interviewing activities. This is especially true when you’re looking to reinvent yourself in a new career and make a big transition. Knowing and speaking the language of your target audience (employers and recruiters) is critical to being able to powerfully distinguish yourself from others and stand out in a sea of candidates.
Informal networking is an important part of getting your dream job.
At every opportunity, you must make sure you’re both likable and professional… without becoming “that” guy.