I recently read a FANTASTIC article that another member here on Jobcase shared - How I Hustled To Get the Perfect Job. It describes the story of a young woman named Ina who wanted to get into the tech industry, but had no way to do so. She proceeded to do everything possible to make herself a desirable candidate for any potential companies.
Ina researched and attended a 3-month long program designed to launch people into great start-ups. She read article after article about startups and life in that culture. She identified the needs of the companies she was interested in, and developed personal projects aimed at showcasing her potential value as an employee.
The moral of the story? Demonstrate to your potential (and ideal) employer that you are worth hiring! Every case is different, and you don’t need to devote your entire life to it, but ask yourself this... How are YOU standing out from every other schmuck that wants a job there? Plain and simple, companies always look for employees that first will get the job done and second go beyond that. They will immediately become interested in you if you can show that you are able to do that. Additionally, taking the time to offer unique insights that they might not even know about will always work in your favor!
So let's think - what can YOU do to show your dream employer that they should hire you?