In most job quests, the process to apply for a position is simple and straightforward- you send a resume and in some cases cover letter to recruiter. And if your resume succeeds in catching their attention or getting through their filters, you can expect an initial telephonic conversation with them, that leads to formal invite to you for a face to face interview. That can lead to another interview or hopefully the employer will extend you an offer.
Yes, it is one generic explanation of a process that is often quite complex and tiresome for the job seeker. No matter how impressive your skills are and how flourishing your respective employment sector is , job search is always challenging.
To guide you in your employment quest, BrightSpyre.com career guide will help you understand the job search basis and how you can up your game.
The key to success in job search is to invest time and effort, prepare yourself and above all know your opportunities and how to seize them. In this guide we will walk you through various stages of job search from application to landing a job.
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To find the job you always wanted, you need to plan and focus. Successful job hunting needs time investment on a daily basis. Also its important to understand that if you are searching for your first job, you may need to find some interim work while you pursue your goal.
You need to invest time daily in job search even if it’s half hour. You can set small objectives daily like “update resume by x” or “browse BrightSpyre.com by x minutes”. Also do keep track of sent application, we have seen candidates blowing their first impression by asking when and where they applied for the given job upon receiving a call from an employer.
Don’t rush into any job that you can land into as it’s a matter of commitment. BrightSpyre believe that right job for a person can transform his life and to help you define your goals, we provide career counseling and personalized support throughout your journey of job search.
BrightSpyre.com is committed to circumvent traditional recruitment channels in connecting employers, opportunities and talent pool. Our expertise across the realm of recruitment process dated back to 2002. The ideology of BrightSpyre is to create a hassle free and contemporary digital platform that shares the goals of its client whether employer or job seeker, help them seize their opportunities and pave their path by connecting the dots; and to give them a platform whose ideology resonates with their needs.
Update your Resume
By visiting BrightSpyre.com, create your resume by entering personal information, education and professional experience. In professional summary section, let the recruiter walk through your current job and skills backed with achievements. The key to grab the reader’s attention or to get pass the filters for resume search is to use the right keywords. You can use JobScan to assess how well your resume matches a specific job posting.
Professional summary is a great opportunity to grab the reader’s attention. Understand the expectations from the potential employee and the skills mentioned in the job description. Your opening sentence must be around your accomplishment relevant to the job you are applying. Use the right keywords to keep the reader hooked and present yourself as the most suitable candidate.
Cover Letter Tips
Don’t repeat your resume in cover letter, instead walk the reader through your professional journey. Use a few sentences to sell yourself for the specific role and why you are interested in the position. Match your aspiration with the scope of position. You can use your resume to explain any gaps in your career and showcase your soft skills through your past achievement. In the end thank your employer and express your interest in continuing to the next stage in the hiring process.
Pay attention to your social media accounts
In this digital era, recruiters often search for their potential employees on social platforms. Especially if your are applying for a position where you are supposed to handle social accounts or if it’s marketing and PR role, your social account can be an opportunity for you to sell yourself to recruiter.
Manage Your Communication Strategy
Until now you have successfully grabbed the recruiter’s attention, now is the time to brush up your phone and email etiquette. We can’t emphasize enough to use professional email addresses with your name.
Perfect Your Interview Skills
Preparing and rehearsing an interview would always make you feel more confident. Practice commonly asked interview questions with a friend or colleague. There are few guidelines to ace your interview:
Always follow up on your interview to reflect your interest and enthusiasm. Write an email to thank the interviewer for the interview opportunity and politely follow up on your interview. You can also connect the interviewer through LinkedIn.
In a less formal way, you can leave a text to the recruiter to ask for their availability to talk on the telephone.