With the number of candidates competing for a position, it is helpful for a job seeker to know how to go ahead of the others and become the best candidate that the employer looks for.
Primary points that should be kept in mind to grab hold of the recruiter’s attention
Know your target position:
Knowing the nature of the job that you are applying for is of the topmost importance. If there is a call for applicants, the job description is usually a given; consider which qualifications and experiences you have that will align with the job requirements. For cases wherein you wish to offer your expertise, keep in mind an “image” of what kind of an expert you are to create a desirable presentation of yourself that an employee might just be looking for.
Make yourself relevant:
You as an applicant must consider how to best present yourself to the employer. Upon knowing the nature of the job, go through your curriculum vitae (CV) or resume and list down your qualifications that best suit the job. Arrange them from the most relevant down to the least important. This way, you would be able to sell your talent and expertise in the most appealing way possible.
Present a concise application:
Rule of thumb: present only the necessary information. A concise application is more appealing than a long one. As Louise Mwai, a Human Resource head and hiring expert, once shared in an interview with i12WRK, time is essential and limited for the recruiters. Recruiters and employers receive hundreds of applications for a single position, giving them a short amount of time to go through each application. Keeping your application relevant and concise would best put yourself in the best light for consideration.
Maintaining an active status keeps an applicant’s visibility to employers. Making the most of online job platforms like i12WRK is an advantage for job seekers.
Attaching a video cover letter is a plus to recruiters to have a quick view of you as an expert.
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