Whether you’re looking for a new career or trying to land your first job, the job searching process can seem daunting at first, but don’t let fear deter you from finding the job of your dreams! We’ve asked some of our most experienced staffers how they find potential candidates and what sets certain people apart from the pack.
[acc_item title=”1. Be original.”]Your cover letter and your resume are the recruiter’s first impression of you. Make them count. Use this opportunity to show off what you can bring to the company you’re applying to, and how you are uniquely equipped for handling the responsibilities of the job. Really try to capture your reader’s attention in the first paragraph of you cover letter, and keep them interested with your strong resume.[/acc_item]
[acc_item title=”2. Be respectful.”]They’ve invited you in for an interview, congrats! Remember that anyone who offers to see you is giving you a chance. Understand that there are probably other eligible candidates who are jumping at the opportunity to be in your position. Respect your interviewer’s time, and don’t be late or have your cell phone on. Just practice common courtesy, and you’ll be set![/acc_item]
[acc_item title=”3. Be prepared.”]Go into the interview with a strategy. Bring a copy of your resume with you. If you’re going in for a creative position, bring your portfolio. If you know which company you’re interviewing for, do your research. Find out anything and everything you can about this company, and come with questions![/acc_item]
[acc_item title=”4. Be professional.”]When you’re applying to a Fortune 500 company, jeans and a tee just won’t do, but they probably won’t do at any interview! Find out what the dress code is, and dress more formally than expected. Leave slang at the door, and put on your game face.[/acc_item]
[acc_item title=”5. Be passionate.”]If you want this job, be excited! An employee who is passionate about their field is more likely to be engaged in their work, which makes them more suitable for the job. Employers and recruiters are truly trying to make a perfect match for both parties, and if you already know you want to be there, then that’s one piece of the puzzle they won’t need to solve![/acc_item]
[acc_item title=”6. Be honest.”]Honesty is the best policy when it comes to interviewing, but you also have to be careful not to overshare. Try to stay positive when talking about past employers and position, and stick to the facts.[/acc_item]
[acc_item title=”7. Be confident.”]Confidence is key when you’re interviewing for a position. If you sound unsure of whether you can handle the position, they may assume you’re inexperienced. Look your interviewers in the eye, and shake their hand when you leave. A little confidence can leave a lasting impression![/acc_item]
The job-seeking process can be nerve-wracking, but it doesn’t have to be. Practice these tips, and you’ll find yourself prepared for not only your interview, but your future job as well! For more tips on how to ace your interview, check out our website!