‘Find a new job’ is one of the most common new year’s resolutions and is always the busiest time of year for us recruiters. If you are amongst the January crowd and looking for a new role, how do you stand out? Now is the time to really launch your inner salesperson, market yourself and get noticed!
Here are our top tips!
Stand out from the crowd
Spend some time thinking about what makes you different from your peers. What are your strengths, passions and goals? Highlight your achievements not just your responsibilities. Tailor your CV for each company you apply for. Ensuring you highlight your strengths and achievements that are most in line with the job you are applying for.
Know your target audience
Know the company inside and out before you apply, understand their vision, values and ethos and align your application to theirs. They want to be able to see on paper that you are a perfect match for their company, so make sure you target the right roles for your skillset.
Add some personality
Whilst companies want to know if you can do the job, they also want to know how you will fit into their office culture. Recruiters will be inundated with CVs in January so don’t be afraid to add a personal touch to your application. What are your interests, do you have any personal skills worth mentioning? This is your opportunity to persuade the company you are right for this position.
Good Luck with your resolutions and go make 2018 your year!