Are you looking for high pay, with great benefits, overtime pay and hope of moving up the ladder? Appreciative bosses, who set good examples and makes you work with passion and enthusiasm? Are you looking for a great work environment with competitive professional co-workers who also want to get to the top?
Let me guess, your answer is OF COURSE! And I know you might think that it’s hard and a lot of work, but let’s face it, it’s really simple! All you need to do is evaluate yourself from the employers’ perspective. Put yourself in their shoes and walk in it.
You need to send a strong, solid, and to the point professional resume with a cover letter that speaks for itself. Put your self in the employers’ shoes and go over your resume from their perspective. Does your resume sell you? Will the employer say “I can’t wait to hire this person!”? If it does, two thumbs up. Your resume should be a series of run-on sentences citing “responsibilities included” without any action items.
Whether you like it or not, most employers hire for their advantage. Ask yourself this question, is an employer going to hire me for my benefit or for their benefit? Or put yourself in the employers’ shoes, the question you would be asking is, “If I hire this person, will he/she, be a benefit to my company?”
So, are you a hit? Will you be a benefit? If you want an employer to believe it, state it in your resume. Does your resume quantify how you’ve made your previous employers and the companies you’ve worked in successful? If not, you need to start again with your resume and the same goes for an interview. Your prior work experience is vital to employers so make sure to state all your previous accomplishments in your resume.
Multi-tasker and Problem-solver
In today’s world, employers and recruiters are looking for results; being a consistent multi-tasker is very important. Employees who can demonstrate they are able to take on a variety of tasks are far more valuable.
Thinking outside the box, the real world application is quite a different thing. Speak about how you’ve been able to use your unique skill set to solve problems and how you’ve taken a different approach that brought real results. If you can clear it and be genuine, you’ll definitely out stand your competition.
Put this in your resume and during your interview don’t be afraid to show that you can multi-task and can take on more than one project at a time.
Eagerness to Work as well as Play Well with Others in a Team
Employers want to see enthusiasm and initiative. Again, put yourself in an employer’s shoes. Those are the people companies want to hire as executives or managers and example setters. When being interviewed, keep a steady tone and express a sense of eagerness to not only land the job, but work it accordingly.
Most companies involve TEAM play and you need to show that you are a good team player and can definitely work with people. So put that in your resume and demonstrate it during your interview?
Longevity and Reliability
Employees change companies and career fields many times throughout their working life. Again, walk in a potential employer’s shoe. Would you want an employee that is just lingering while they look for something better? Do you want to go through the cost of hiring, training and giving incentives to someone who isn’t in it for the long run, all to have to start over at the beginning with someone new?
If you are not in it for the long run, just don’t send the wrong signals but if you are, you need to show it and prove that you can be a reliable asset. During your interview, ask, “What career path do your most successful employees take in growing with the company?” then and there you can find out if you have a future with the company you are interviewing for.
Once you figure that out it’s your responsibility to be able to express to the employers or recruiters that you are in it for the long run. How you not only have the experience and knowledge, that you can excel in teamwork and individual work but also that you can be a reliable and dependable employee.
Companies want good, experienced candidates to become good, reliable and productive employees. So, prove to them that you are THAT PERSON for their company and the next thing you know YOU ARE HIRED!