In response to the current global crisis, companies have been forced to change nearly every aspect of how they do business. This has had a significant effect on the job market. Though many employees have been given the opportunity to work from home during mandatory lock-downs, many more have simply been laid off. And with some business closing for good in the face of unprecedented losses, still, others find themselves with no job at all. The competition for the few open jobs available has become intense. How will you stand out from the crowd?
These days, it’s too easy to get lost in the crowd of job seekers. You apply and hear nothing. Today, successful job applications for most jobs require 2 elements:
1. You must be qualified for the job (meet at least 50% of the requirements).
2. You must have a solid online reputation that an employer can easily find via Google.
View your job search as a sales job — you are “selling” your work as an employee, and the employer is “buying” your work based on your “features” (skills, knowledge, experience, and accomplishments).
Check out these 10 ways to differentiate yourself from other job seekers:
Your LinkedIn headline is the most critical part of your profile. Along with your name and profile photo, it is the first thing people see when they find you in search results or land on your profile. Typically, you have about 7 seconds to impress a potential connection before the move on to the next search result. And aside from your name, your headline is the first thing they’ll see. It’s probably a good idea to make it a good one.
Earning your degree is just the first step in transforming your career into a success story. The next step, of course, is securing a job to put your new skills to good use!
That means that it’s time to start applying for jobs, which means that you have to ensure that you have a perfect resume… one that stands out in a stack of other resumes.
Being one among hundreds vying for a single, lucrative spot can often be intimidating.
After all, the power really is with the potential employer as they comb through piles of qualified candidates to find the most employable candidate…
Job interviews are nerve-wracking experiences with so many dos and don’ts to remember. It’s important to come out with the feeling of knowing that you’ve made an impression on your job interviewers.
How do you capture attention attention and hold it throughout?