As this is my first blog of the new year I wanted to start off by wishing you a belated Happy new year, although we have nearly reached February. In this blog I have decided to talk about Job hunting and Interview tips as this is a common topic that is discussed almost on a daily basis.
When applicants are looking for a Job, a good percentage of people will hit the apply button without realising what the role is that they have applied for. This is just the starting point of where so many fail as the hiring manager will receive the applicants CV, contact the applicant yet is immediately hit with a barrier as the applicant then turns around and says Ďícan you tell me where you are calling from as I have applied for so many jobsíí, this is a massive turn off for any business and is a massive no. Its very common for lots of people to get bored of one job and move onto the next (referred to as job hoping), there is many reasons why this happens, but if you think of what the long term effect is, is this circle something you want be in?
Below I have put some tips on how to get the best out of your recruitment journey: * Ensure you read the job advert in detail * Look at the company website * Look at the location of where the job is situated * Look at the job requirements vs your skills and experience before you apply * Keep a record of all the jobs that you have applied for (this will come in handy!)
As mentioned your recruitment journey starts with searching for jobs and applying, however the most important part of any job search and the reason why employers show interest in you is down to how detailed your CV is. It takes an employer between 3-7 seconds to know if they are going to proceed with your CV/application. When you are writing your CV, remember it doesnít have to be pages long (it is recommend a CV should be no more than 2 pages long) Ė this giving your more than enough room to make your personal statement, list your key skills, include your current/previous employment history/list your education and further education and finally hobbies and interests.
Itís always worth remembering what you have put in your CV as employers tend to ask questions based on what is detailed (weather thatís the dates you were employed to and from), or around specifics within your last job role.
Below I have listed some tips on what a good CV should look like:
* Keep your CV to a maximum of 2 pages long * Include Personal Statement (no more than 4 lines) * Include your key skills * Include your education and qualifications * Include your previous employment history * Include your interests and hobbies * Ensure your writing font is the same size and you have equal gaps between paragraphs * Keep a copy of your CV on your laptop/Computer
Donít forget we have lots of other hints and tips. If you are currently looking for a new role why not give us a call so we can support you throughout the process.
In the meantime Stay safe!