1.Make Yourself a “Smack-in-the-Forehead” Obvious Fit
Study the job category and any available information you have on the position. Are you echoing the words and phrases in the job description? Are you displaying your strengths in the areas that seem to be of utmost importance to this role? Line it up.
2.Don’t Limit Yourself to Online Applications During Your Job Search
You want to quicken this bad boy? Don’t stop once you apply online for that position. Approach a recruiter and ask a few questions. Be on the radar of the very people who might impact you getting an interview. Staffing agencies are a good source of information!
3.Remember That Your Resume Is Not a Tattoo
Yes, your new resume is wonderful. However, if they don’t position you as a direct match for a particular role that you’re after, don’t be afraid to adjust wording, switch around key terms, and switch bullet points in and out. Your resume is not a tattoo. Treat them as living, breathing documents throughout your job search (and career).
4.Believe That You Will Never Tire Anyone into Hiring You
Don’t get me wrong—you absolutely must come across as polished, articulate, and professional throughout your job search. However, many people translate this into: Must. Be. Tiring.
Wrong, wrong, wrong. Understand that few people get hired because you memorized all the “correct” interview questions. All this accuracy is going to make you look performed and inauthentic. Instead, give yourself approval to be both polished and endearing. Impressive, likable candidates are almost always the ones who go the distance.
5.Your Thank You Matters
Guess why a candidate may get the job offer? Yes, thoughtful, genuine thank you notes. They can potentially seal the deal for a candidate, especially considering that another prime candidate sent nothing.
Consider creating, original and sincere thank you notes (for each interviewer) the moment you get back to a computer, post- interview. The quickness with which you send the notes, and the value, will make an impact.
And finally, bear in mind that the interviewer cares much more about what you can do for them than what you want out of the deal. But during the interview, you must demonstrate why you make the company important and sensical to employ, period.
Now, go forward and show your job search precisely who is the boss!