If you’re looking for more job hunting opportunities, you might be wondering what you can do to make yourself stand out.
But, in this case, a few simple things can make a significant difference.
“The key to creating a successful resume is to not only put yourself out there, but to be relevant to your chosen job and company,” says Danielle Jones, a recruiter and job search consultant with the marketing agency C&C Marketing.
“Be willing to make the time to answer questions and engage in some conversation.”
She recommends getting to know your target, whether it’s a former employer, prospective client or a new recruit.
“This is where your interview will start to get interesting and rewarding,” Jones says.
“It’s important to have a sense of who you are, what you want and what you’re passionate about.
It’s a lot easier to know this when you’re working for a company that values your skills and wants to invest in you.”
If you have an interest in the field of advertising, Jones says, it’s especially important to learn about the role of online ads in job seekers’ lives.
“People don’t want to be shown ads for jobs they don’t apply for,” she says.
If you’re still searching for a new job, you can consider working with a resume author to prepare it.
“When I am reading a resume for someone I want to interview, I try to include all the relevant references and examples that they have shown to me,” Jones adds.
“I use a few tips like including the company name, the title of the interview and even if the job title comes out as a keyword.
If it’s an entry-level job, I include the name of the position and the name, position and title of your current employer.”
You can also check out the hiring manager’s blog for advice on creating a resume.
You should also try to find a suitable candidate with an interesting story, says Jones.
“For example, if you want to get into the world of advertising or a business, a great example of this would be if you’re an ex-manager of a local company and they offered you the job as a job hunting specialist,” she explains.
“You could say you’re a manager of a company, but you’re also interested in advertising, so you’re applying to work for a local advertising agency.”
The good news is that there are lots of ways to improve your chances of getting a job interview.
“There are a lot of job seekers that aren’t as motivated as they should be,” Jones notes.
“But, if they do put in the time and work, they can make an impact.”