How to Land Your Dream Job
Okay, let’s say that you’ve just graduated college and have a rather average record, what do you do? Maybe your classmates who performed at the top of the class were already getting letters of different companies trying to get them even before they graduated college.
Maybe you’ve been working for a while but want to get into a better position that has a really competitive hiring system. How do you land a job when the competition is not just steep but also crazy? Although these tops might not be able to help you a hundred percent, at least it’ll get you one foot in the door.
Here are a few ways you can do to increase your chances of getting hired:
1. Tweak your resume
Okay, let’s face it. Not everything on your resume is useful. Unless of course, you don’t have one yet. Well, then maybe it’s time for you to tweak your resume a bit. A great way to improve your resume is to show your involvement with events surrounding your field. For example, if you’re going after a managerial position, being part of some sort of event or seminar that is about leadership would be a great thing to put on your resume! There are so many other things you can do. You can apply for certification courses offered online that have an amazing impact on your resume.
2. Do your research
Research is very important, let’s say that the company likes your resume and calls you for an interview. You have to know everything about them! From the previous CEOs to previous achievements or maybe even future plans, the more you know, the better the impression you’ll make on them. It really helps to know someone inside the company no matter what position. This way, you’ll be able to ask tons of amazing questions that could really boost your chances.
3. Clear up your social media
Oh no! Maybe you have a bit of stench on your social media. We’re not saying you shouldn’t post things you like. We’re just saying that maybe that not-so-in-control picture from last 2014 might surface up and your employer might see it! It’s better to be safe than sorry. Sometimes the employer tends to do a background check on the people they plan to hire and you better make sure that they are going to like the contents of your social media.
4. Brand yourself
The thing about work is that it’s not just them choosing you, it’s also you choosing them. Branding is very important. The moment you step in, you do not want them to think that you are going to be just another employee because of the similarities you have with them. You want to stand out! In fact, you want them to realize what they’re missing. Sell yourself!