If you have been called for an interview, congratulations! You stood out from a huge group of applicants. However, you still need to beat out an average of five other people that the hiring manager thought were just as suitable for the position as you. Your resume proved that you are qualified, but the interview is your chance to prove that you are more excited and more prepared to take on the role than any of the other candidate. How are you supposed to do that? Pre-interview research.
When you’re applying for a new job, your resume needs to be on point. And one of the best ways to do that?
Using pre-made resume templates…
No one wants to talk about the self-promotion secrets we all need to learn in order to thrive.
Too bad, because self-promotion is no longer just a professional responsibility. It’s a career survival skill…
With over 100 applications for every job opening, standing above the competition, those after the same job you are, has become increasingly difficult. Your first opportunity to impress potential employers is to submit a competitive resume.
Since each job opening is designed to hire exactly one person, separating yourself is an absolute necessity in the face of intense competition. Do you know how much competition you are facing, though? ERE Media reports that recruiters receive 250 applicants for an open position on average.
Your internship is viewed by would-be employers as a microcosm of your career going forward. Often, work performed as an intern is a strong indication of how you will perform once you’re hired as a full-time employee.
Of course, many interns will be vying for those open positions, making it very difficult for employers to make the right decision – which, from your perspective, is hiring you! So you need to help them help you ;-).
You must help them see the out-of-the-ordinary “internship wins” that affirm the interviewer’s choice of you; that they are making the right decision…