Looking to make a job change or pursuing a new job is exactly like the good old dating game made popular in the 60’s. Your goal is make yourself as desirable as possible so employers want to hire you. the job market is as competitive as always and only the most desirable (and there is that word again) candidates get offers and eventually hired. in order to put yourself in a position to get the job you want these 5 pointers should help.
How to Get That Date!
1. List accomplishments and achievements.
When looking for a new opportunity everyone should take some time to evaluate their careers: where you are, where you’ve been and where you are going. Employers want people that have accomplished “things” and that can do as many of these 3 things as possible;
- Make money
- Save money
- Protect the company’s good name.
Make sure you can give examples of as many of those three items as possible the next time you are on an interview with an employer. Also make sure you make it a point of illustrating with examples as many of those points as possible on your resume.
2. Buff your resume.
Make sure your resume goes beyond telling an employer what you do on your job. A good resume must also list accomplishments! Anything that can separate you from the pack of other candidates. You want to get yourself noticed, much like the contestants on the good old dating game.
3. Clean up your act.
Make sure you are as well groomed as possible, and please pay attention to the details. Shine your shoes, comb your hair and present the image an employer would want to hire.
4. Stay connected.
Utilize social media tools such as Linkedin and Facebook to make sure people know who you are and where you are. They are marketing tools that can give candidates a tremendous advantage in their search if used properly.
5. Don’t ignore a recruiter.
A good headhunter is like an elephant…they never forget! It is wise to listen to a recruiter the next time you are contacted and if at all possible help them with either a referral or some direction to go on their search. You never know when you will need one of us. It is wise to keep on our good side.
Good luck on your job search. and if you need a little help, we’re one of the oldest executive search firms in Pittsburgh!