How to get an interview after applying for a job
Are you tired of applying for countless jobs on various sites or even in person and still get nothing back? You must think you are not qualified enough, or it seems like everyone around you is getting hired and now you ready to give up. You are not alone!
The job search process can be stressful and tedious. It is essential to start preparing before you apply for your dream job.
Here are some tips to help you impress the hiring team and get the job you want:
- Make your resume stand out
There is a big difference in blasting out a “one size fits all” resume to multiple types of roles and applying with an updated resume representing your skills and accomplishments to fit a specific job posting.
As recruiters don’t have a ton of time to thoroughly look over each resume, you have to be judicious about what to put on your resume. You can also have a professional to help you with your resume or even your LinkedIn profiles to highlight the relevant keywords for the positions you are seeking.
- Make connections in your industry
Making connections in your industry can help you to increase the chance of hearing about the job listings. Building a network is one of the best ways to show up in your career. You can start with join groups or communities that related to your career interest. Remember, your existing contacts also can be a great place to start to build new ones.
- Follow up with the recruiters
Follow-ups show just how much you want the job and help you stand out. LinkedIn can be one of a good place to get on a hiring manager’s radar. If you feel it’s appropriate, send them a connection request along with a brief message as a follow-up and no need to go too crazy with your message. You can be simply express your gratitude for speaking with them and shows how excited you are to move forward in the hiring process.
All the job seekers put a lot of time and effort into applying for jobs. We all know it is not easy to manage the entire process that out of our control, but there are a few things you can do to up your chances of getting a call or email from the hiring manager. Keep these tips in mind, because the sooner you act, the sooner you will see the results!