If you are interested in a job offer that you see and you want to apply, of course want to make the best possible first impression. How do you do this? Here are some tips that might help you.
You are already doing well if you know what your strengths are and why they match with the job offer. The next step is to write this down in your CV. Do you find this hard? Ask someone to help you with this. You can also use another CV as an example.
Sometimes you think: “This is it….. this is a great job for me!”, but you don’t have one of the requirements in the job offer. Give it a try, you might be able to compensate this with another skill you have. It must be a bit relevant. But keep in mind that these skills have to be a bit relevant, if they are you should write them down in your CV.
Next to the traditional ways of applying for a job, you can make use of social media. For example LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook. You might be using these already privately but it can be smart to use them to increase your chances for a job. The networker always wins, well most of the time. Employers are able to find you and get excited about you. Did you know that 92% of the recruiters checks the profile of candidates before the come to an interview.
You start by making (or changing) your personal profile and on one or more networkingsites. A profile on a networking site is like an online business card. The reach is way further than the paper business card, that is something to keep in mind. A good profile contains information about who you are, your work experience and possibly your hobbies. You can also add relevant pictures and videos. Here are 6 tips for when you create your profile.