Getting an interview can be difficult. You fill out the application, attach your resume, and write a great cover letter highlighting your qualifications. Then you wait.
If you’re anything like me, you’re probably constantly checking your phone waiting for that one phone call from an unrecognizable number or you’re refreshing your email every other minute. But why hasn’t someone reached out yet?
Let’s back track. Did you fill out all parts of the application? How does your resume look? And that cover letter, did you even write one? These are things recruiters look for. Job searching is a competitive sport. There are many applicants applying for the same positions. We know that you know yourself and what you’re capable of, but we don’t know you --- yet.
With that in mind, here are some tips that can really boost your chances at being selected for an interview.
· If you don’t have a resume, make one. The worst thing you can write is “I don’t have one” and believe me I read that often. If you want the job, SHOW IT. Do everything you can to stand out—we won’t miss it. There are lots of resources out there to help you build your resume. For starters, you can find a well-organized template through Microsoft Word.
· Make sure your “About Me” section or cover letter is proofread and professional. Check for spelling, capitalization, and grammar or punctuation mistakes.
· Fill out the entire application. Try not to leave anything blank. Those questions are there for a reason.
If you’ve followed all our advice then you have just upped your chances of being chosen for an interview.
Now what? Prep for your interview! Here are some important things to remember:
· Be on time. I know this sounds like a no-brainer, but it’s crucial.
· If you absolutely have to cancel or reschedule, try to do so in advance—not 10 minutes before.
· Research the company! There’s nothing that says “I want the job more,” than someone who doesn’t know anything about the company or position…NOT. We want to make sure you really want this job and if you tell us something about us—we’re already impressed.
Our recruiting team wishes you the best of luck and we really do hope we have the chance of speaking with you. Go get ‘em!
This post was written by Liz Borges.