To say the job market is competitive would be an understatement, even if you’re highly qualified or have work experience, it can still be tough to land that job interview and your chance at that great job, follow these easy steps to keep yourself marketable in the job market and a cut above the rest.
Firstly it’s important to read the requirements and the job description carefully to gain an understanding of what is required of you the applicant. Do you match the skills, experience and degrees required?
If you cannot check off any or most of what the jobs requirements are, chances that you’ll receive an interview are minimum. Therefore never apply for a job that doesn’t match your work skills.
If you really want a job revisiting your CV and taking the time out to rewrite it might just be the trick that gets you that call for an interview. Do so by highlighting the required skills and qualifications you have that match the job post.
Also customise your cover letter as this is your chance to sell your personality and traits to your potential employer, as well as express why you would be a good fit for the position. And remember that every CV and cover letter should not be the same, as each should match the employer and its situation.
Also remember your network truly is your net worth, join social groups on platforms such as Facebook that are professionals in the same field of work as yours, as you visit the groups site you could learn valuable tips or find a recommendation for a job to help you gain your next interview.
And lastly sometimes you just need to forget about searching online for a job, even just for a second and go and converse with your friends or business contacts and fill them in on what you’re looking for job wise and they might be able to connect you to the right person. Also passing your CV around to your contacts might have it land in the right hands. Good luck!