Posted on 30th December 2019 by Jon Terry

3 New Year's Resolutions for Job Seekers

3 New Year's Resolutions for Job Seekers

If you are thinking about becoming a Job Seeker in the New Year we have 3 Resolutions for you to consider.

Don’t ignore the PROCESS 

We always argue that you should be comfortable picking up the phone and talking to the recruiter but if that recruiter says “can you send me your CV” then do so. During most recruitment campaigns we were inundated with LinkedIn requests, Twitter DMs and semi-speculative e-mails but we didn’t always receive the CV! To ensure you don't slip through the net, follow the recruitment process.

Take pride in your application

There are plenty of online blogs and articles heralding the end of the CV but the truth is that the CV and Application Form / Cover Letter is not yet dead! It remains the first thing that a recruiter and prospective employer sees about you. So typos, wrong dates, mixed up formats, and cover letters addressed to the wrong person and job are what they might see first. You want first impressions to count favourably 

Know what your USP is

What makes you special? What are your strengths? Why are you better than the next candidate? It is good to know this and have a unique selling point that will appeal to a prospective employer. Make yourself stand out by being prepared to sell your skills and strengths in a suitable manner.

If you are reading this and are a HR professional looking for a new job then let us have a copy of that CV!

Jon Terry

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