The first step in landing a position is to get your resume noticed. After that, you have to sell yourself to your potential employers. If you’re serious about looking for a new career, do yourself a favor and ensure that you don’t make small mistakes along the way that could jeopardize the opportunity. Below are some tips to keep in mind when entering the interview process:
Resume with Substance: Ensure that your resume is tailored to the position that your trying to get. A generic resume doesn’t really tell anyone that’s reviewing your resume if you’re capable of doing the job at hand. Align your accomplishments to the requirements of the job.
Prompt Arrival: Whether it’s a phone call or face-to-face meeting, arrive on time. This shows potential employers that you are someone that can be counted on which is a highly valued trait.
Response Time: If you apply for a position, you’re doing so with the hope of getting a call or email for a phone screen or interview. Make sure to respond that call as quickly as possible, if you wait more than 24 hours it would be hard for someone to consider you interested in moving forward.
Open Schedule: Most likely, candidates are still working when they are interviewing for new positions and sometimes, they have to get creative in their schedules to make interviews work. This creativity shows flexibility and a high level of interest in the position.
Following these four tips will help get you noticed for an interview and keep you top of mind with employers. Even the most qualified candidates don’t survive a resume with multiple typos, being 15 minutes late to a phone screen, waiting 72 hours to setup an interview or inability to meet during a specific timeframe. Don’t let small mistakes hinder your chances to landing your dream job.
For additional information, please email Chris Hillman or call (815) 261-4403 x 100