7 Things I can do to make me more Employable
Have you ever thought to yourself, I wonder what I can do to make me more employable?
I am about to give you insider information from a recruiter point of view on how to improve your chances, whether you’re thinking of moving jobs or trying to get onto the employment ladder, the secrets lie below shhhh……. don't tell anyone ….
- Your CV- making your first impression, your CV can make or break your chances of getting an interview. Most large organisations use software to screen CV’s electronically, if the software is not fine-tuned, the recruiter is not well trained (not like me) or if you fail to use appropriate Keywords and Phrases, No human will ever see your resume. Secondly, it goes without saying NO errors, people become blind to their own mistakes, get others to read over your CV. Lastly, 2 Pages is all we have time to read, include a small personal profile, work history, education, skills and references, we don’t care for anything else.
- Build your Brand - start building your professional brand right away. The world has now become a global village, where it only takes a couple of seconds to connect with employers, hiring managers and recruiting agencies. Unless you build your own unique brand, you won’t stand out from the crowd.
- Time Management - every single minute is valuable. In desperation to get a new job quickly, you can easily waste your time on things which are not important or won’t bring you any result. Don’t apply for just any job that comes across your desk, get picky and spend time applying for the ones you really want.
- Getting active on LinkedIn – If employers can’t find you on LinkedIn it’s not good. After you have submitted your resume to an employer, connect with them on LinkedIn, be proactive, employers and recruiters will be impressed. Connect with influential people, industry experts and potential employers.
- Networking –Using relationships in the right way , if you want to evolve as a job seeker , remember to expand your network of contacts by attending breakfast mornings, seminars etc.. You’re already one step ahead of the competition.
- Don’t sit still – If your unemployed make an effort to up skill, the job market is constantly changing therefore you will be ready when things start to pick up.
- Goals – Set yourself goals, it is like any other project you must be disciplined. Make sure you focus on high impact efforts like networking versus job board submissions. Keep a record of your efforts so you can keep track of well or bad you are doing.
So there you have it! These are the tricks of the trade, little things I can do to make me more employable … Start now, pimp out your LinkedIn profile, get networking, update your CV, manage your time , attend new courses to up skill and finally set yourself goals.
What’s the worst that can happen by trying? Nothing! In fact you could end up landing your Dream Job and you will have me to thank for it. GOOD LUCK.