Are you looking to get a job in the near future? If so, you are going to have to make yourself look as good to recruiters as possible. What are some things that you can do to have recruiters beating down your door with job offers?
1) Build Your Own Audience
Those who are unemployed should start a website or their own blog where they can express their views and get their name out to those in the working world. If your blog is popular enough, you will have an audience that can bring with you to your next employer. That audience can then be converted into paying customers and boost the company’s bottom line just by hiring you.
2) Have a Creative Resume
Your resume should stand out from the crowd. While you don’t want to attach any photos or use crazy fonts, you can have fun with the format, style and other aspects of the document. Whatever you do, make sure that it is easy to read and informative.
3) Use the Proper Keywords on Your Cover Letter
Many companies use keyword scanners to weed out applications from people who have no chance of getting a job. If you want to hear back from a recruiter think of and use keywords that are relevant to the job posting. For example, you might want to use the words bankruptcy or trustee if you were applying for a job at Paddon & Yorke Inc.
4) Be Confident When Approaching Recruiters
If you approach recruiters at job fairs or trade shows, do so with confidence. Use a strong handshake and a big smile to show that you are at ease with the recruiter and want to talk business. Research has shown that smiling indicates that you are happy and energetic. Those are the people who employers want to hire.
5) Use Professional Services Whenever Possible
The best way to get job recruiters to love you is to come off as a professional in all ways. If you don’t write well or have problems interviewing, you should have a professional writer write your resume and talk to a job coach to brush up on your interviewing skills.
It is easier than you may think to make yourself look irresistible to a job recruiter. By coming off as a professional who is serious about finding a job and adding something to a company, the odds that you find a job increase significantly.
Karleia Steiner is a freelance writer. Visit Paddon & York Inc.Five Ways to Make Yourself Irresistible to Job Recruiters by Paul