If you are unemployed, set aside at least two hours per day to search for new jobs . If currently employed or in school, set aside at least 2 hours a week.
Get strategic, create a list of your dream companies. Identify what professionally and culturally is most important to you, and only consider companies that match your unique qualifying criteria in your search. Communicate this to your Tapetalent recruiter and ask if he/she work with any of these employers or if they can approach these companies by representing you. Being represented by a recruiter can bring you multiple benefits, including fast tracking your application straight to the decision’s maker desk.
Get organized, keep track of all positions you applied for with an excel chart that saves information about the position, organization, the date you applied, the application deadline, and the contacts you had in the organization. The candidates that stand out the most are typically those that come across as “go-getters”. In order to be perceived as a go-getter, it will impress the recruiters and hiring managers if you are on top of the process and being diligent with follow-up.
Be active on social media, you should tell a convincing story about your career that includes specific achievements. If you are good at advertising what you do, then you are more likely to have people actively reaching out. If you need help with personal branding visit the programs that Tapetalent offers.
Don’t limit yourself to the internet, 1/3 of all jobs are filled by word of mouth. Recruiters prefer to hire people from employee’s referrals. Your resume and interview can be limited in displaying whether you would be the perfect fit for a role, but word of mouth can go a long way. Simply talking to your employed friends can be a great starting place.
Write the perfect resume, who will read your resume? It’s a valid question. If it gets through the electronic reader, it will be sent on to a human to be read – someone who will decide if you get that call for an interview. In other instances, it will go straight to a human, where it will get about 8 seconds of face time. After that, if there has been something about it that stood out, the resume will get a further read and maybe result in an interview.
To get through both of these processes, your resume needs to have some very specific elements. And that is where we come in, and it’s why we created a three-tier approach to offer you the right support that best meets your needs to help you succeed. Click here for more.