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Steven Ransom
3 months ago

Follow these tips to increase your chances of getting a job offer:

  • Update your resume. Having a solid resume is one of the most important parts of finding a job because it's an employer's first impression of you. Make sure all of your information is current and accurate. Double-check for any grammar or formatting errors and have another person look it over, too.
  • Tailor your resume and cover letter. These materials should always be specific to the job you're applying to. You can save generalized copies of each and then tweak them to better fit the specific responsibilities and qualifications of the job you want. Search a job posting for keywords that you can add to your resume. This can help you get past any applicant tracking systems.
  • Be prepared for anything. Throughout your job search, you may be surprised by what can happen. For example, if a company is urgently hiring, they may ask for an interview right away. Likewise, a company may get back to you with a job offer months later. Being flexible and ready for the unexpected can help you improve your chances of getting a job.
  • Act kindly to everyone. When entering a business, be kind to everyone you interact with. You never know if they will have input on an employer's hiring decision.
  • Apply to jobs you are underqualified for. Although you should direct your focus on jobs you're qualified for, still, feel free to apply to jobs where you may not check off every single requirement. If you think you are a good fit for the job, the employer may decide to give you a chance. You'll never know if you refrain from applying.
  • Send follow-up emails. After talking to a recruiter or having an initial interview, always send a follow-up thank-you email the next day. Explain that you are still interested in the position and enjoyed speaking with them. This shows employers that you are courteous and professional.
  • Keep track of the jobs you apply to. When you're actively looking for a new job, you may send in dozens of applications. In an Excel sheet, write down which jobs you applied to and when. This way, you won't accidentally apply for a job twice and you can remember when to follow up with an employer. If you apply for a job and don't hear back from an employer a few weeks past the job application's deadline, you can send them an email inquiring about their hiring timeline.
  • Learn job keywords. Since search engines and career websites use keywords to help you find jobs, learn which keywords are applicable to the kind of job you want. Play around with different job titles that are similar to find a wider range of job postings.
  • Ask for informational interviews. Reaching out to companies for informational interviews is a great way to show your interest and get to know more about their organization. By making a good impression during this meeting, they may remember you when they have a job opening.
  • Be mindful of your online presence. Some hiring managers look at an applicant's social media to learn more about them. Always be mindful of the type of content you share on social media. Keep it courteous and professional. If you don't want an employer to see your postings, make sure to set your profiles to private.

#wordsofadvice

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Steven Ransom
3 months ago

Tip: Cold calling

Although this method tends to be less effective, you could choose to reach out to a company directly even if they have no current job postings. You could either call directly or send an email inquiring about any possible positions they may have.

  • As email continues to become a common form of communication, this tends to be the more appropriate option. In your email, share a little bit about yourself and why you are interested in their company. Attach an updated version of your resume and a link to your portfolio, if applicable.

    #wordsofadvice

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Steven Ransom
4 months ago

Article from the HuffPost.com: Here is how to leave a lasting good impression as a job interview comes to a close. By Monica Torres

Never End A Job Interview Without Doing These 3 Things

  • DO come prepared with targeted questions that show you have done your research. But DON'T invites criticism. ...
  • DO thank people by name and make eye contact. ...
  • DO clarify if a thank-you note is expected. 📰

#jobsearch #interview #application #hiringevents

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Steven Ransom
4 months ago

This article will discuss the definition of automated screening, the reasons companies use this software, and tips for writing a resume that can pass automated screening. 🎥

Article from Indeed: Some companies use automated screening software as part of their job application procedure. Automated screening programs streamline the hiring process. If you're applying for a job at a company that uses ATs, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with how ATS works to ensure the program approves your resume. 📰

#jobsearch #application #interview #resumes

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Steven Ransom
4 months ago

Need some inspiration before you attach your resume to a job application? Here are ten sites with fantastic resume samples.

If you’d like some expert guidance, Mike has rounded up ten of the best resume sample sites that have templates and advice to cover every scenario – all you’ve got to do is keep reading, and you’ll be able to create the perfect CV. 👨‍💼👩‍💼👈✔

#jobsearch #interview #resumes

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Steven Ransom
4 months ago

It’s crucial to make your resume stand out from the crowd – here are tips and tricks that everyone can try. 🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♂️👈 #interview #resumes #application

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Steven Ransom
4 months ago

Interview tips:

  • Stop treating is an 'interview'. Instead, treat it as a meeting between you and a potential employer.
  • Research the company you are hoping to work for. Look at their company history, their products and service, and their social media channels.
  • Download a copy of the job description, learn it, and predict the interview questions!
  • Prepare an answer to the first interview question, tell me about yourself?

Use the Seat Method:

  • Skills and qualities you have.
  • Experience and/or educational qualifications.
  • Achievements you have.
  • Type of person you are and what you will do in the role if they hire you!

Have 3 or 4 questions ready to ask at the end of your job interview! 👨‍🏫👈

#interview #hiringevents #resume #firstjob #motivation 🎥

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Steven Ransom
4 months ago

Follow up after an interview: How long should you wait after an interview to Follow Up? You should follow up five business days after your job interview if you haven't heard feedback from the employer. Or, if the employer provided an expected date for feedback after the interview, follow up one business day after that date has passed.

#interview #whatdoyousayinafollowupcall #followupcalls

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Steven Ransom
4 months ago

JOB INTERVIEW TIP 1:

  • Do not do what the majority of interview candidates do, and say: “No thank you. I don’t have any questions. You answered everything during the interview!”

JOB INTERVIEW TIP 2:

  • Remember, this is your opportunity to show the interviewer you care about their organization! Because if you care about their organization, as opposed to simply caring about yourself and what you will get from the job, you will SIGNIFICANTLY increase your chances of getting hired!

QUESTIONS TO ASK AT THE END OF A JOB INTERVIEW So, when the interviewer says to you, that’s the end of the interview, do you have any questions for us, ask these 3 questions:

(only case study examples)

QUESTION 1. How do you see the company evolving over the next five years? (This is a brilliant question to ask at the end of your job interview because it shows you are planning on staying working for them for many years into the future.)

QUESTION 2. What could I do in this role to help you achieve your vision? (This is a great question it shows you are not just interested in a paycheck! You genuinely want to help them be successful, and that’s 100% appealing to any Hiring Manager!)

QUESTION 3. What’s the culture like within the company? (This is a powerful question to ask because it shows the interviewer you are aware of how important a positive workplace culture is to the success of a company. It’s a clever question that demonstrates you are a forward-thinking employee!)

Richard McMunn will teach you how to respond to the interview question, DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR US?

#jobsearch #interview #hiringnews #hiringeventprep #hiringevents #firstjob

📣: Alicia Kelly! for her post: The interview went well until I asked this question "She asked the interviewer what is the work-life balance i.e., organization's culture like for the full-time employees?"

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