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Recruiters often have hundreds, or even thousands of resumes to parse through. If you want to be one of those who make it to the interview round, you have to stand out. If you are already in the job market and have some relevant working experience, maybe things are easier for you, but if not, there is no need to panic! Just follow these simple steps and be sure that you will do stand out:
- Highlight Transferable Skills: It is very important to include the skills required for the job in your CV. It is even more important to focus on the knowledge and experience that you have gained previously and how it could be transferrable no matter the industry.
- Update Your Resume: It is crucial to update your CV often. Usually, most people try to think back on all the things they have done in order to build their CV. Try better to update it every time you learn something new, or complete a project so as to be sure not to leave out something important.
- Look Behind the Scenes: It is really appreciated to do your research before applying to a company. Learn about its mission, its history, the industry, its actions, its products/services and its culture. Apart from appearing as more professional and well informed, you will also get an idea of how it is like to work for this company.
- Apply to the Right Roles: Usually, most job descriptions include everything you need to know before you apply. Many times, people send massively applications just having read the job title. This is totally a waste of time because no one is going to hire you and pay you, if you do not spend five minutes to read what he/she has written. Apart from that, you may get blacklisted and not be counted in even if there are other job openings in the future designed for you!
- Demonstrate Your Passion: Sometimes there are many people that can do the job. Especially if it is an entry level position that does not require too many skills. So, who will get the job? The rumor has it that it is the one who wants it the most! And how can this be proven? Well, from simple and small things like reviewing the company, reading about it, trying to understand its culture and showing that you know what this company does, and you want to be part of it.
- Don’t Doubt Your Abilities: When someone reads your CV, they assume that you are sincere and everything you say is real. If you cannot prove it, or you are not sure about it, you better leave it out. If you show a recruiter that you doubt about your abilities and you are not sure if you know something or not, they will lose trust over your sayings and your chances to get the job will be eliminated.
- Identify Your Career Path: It is crucial to have a masterplan for your career. You should set goals about where you are now and where you want to be in the next years. Doing so will help you identify chances and make the right moves for your career in order to reach the maximum potential. It is not always about salary and benefits. The Values and Mission is even more important!