The Internet is filled with so much information about how to land the perfect job, how to write your resume, tips on writing a cover letter, and a lot of other resources. Just when you think you’re getting a hang of it, something new pops up. The employment market is constantly changing and applicants must be flexible to meet up with the demands of employers. One important factor for getting a job is having visibility. You must ensure recruiters see you and recognize your presence, availability and worth. Now this is serious work, but I’ve got you covered.
As a recruitment consultant myself, and as someone who’s helped several applicants position themselves for jobs, I get to see a lot of errors daily.
Four easy ways to increase your visibility to recruiters
In this post, I’m going to share with you 4 easy ways to increase your visibility to recruiters and boost your chances of getting your dream job.
1. Don’t let the ATS determine your fate by relying on online applications alone
Applying for jobs online is great, but it shouldn’t be all you’ve got. After all, more than 75% of applications end up in the recycle bin of recruitment robots. These are the Applicant Tracking Systems designed to screen and select only applications that are deemed compliant with the job. So you should consider other options such as networking and emailing to check on progress.
2. Setup (or Update) a LinkedIn Profile
Do you already have a LinkedIn profile? If you don’t, this is the time to set one up. If you already do have a profile, when was the last time you updated it with a new skill or the experience from your last job? These things matter and platforms like LinkedIn are a great way to connect with executives and employers. Establishing such connections have been proven to help applicants secure jobs. Besides, about 90% of employers are on LinkedIn and are using the platform to post job openings and search for skilled applicants.
3. Be Flexible
A career expert at Zipjob says having a single, static resume may be the quickest way to send out an application to as many openings as available, but it is also the quickest way to get dropped by potential employers. It is important to have a flexible resume. You should customize your resume for each job application because every job has its own unique requirements, language and keywords.
4. Always follow up with a thank you
Sending a thank you note or email after an interview is a good way to demonstrate what kind of person you are and the kind of employee you’ll be. It depicts manners, and people often want to work with people who have basic manners. It won’t hurt to do this subsequently and just might make all the difference.
This post isn’t all exhaustive, but is a very good place to start. If you can take these tips seriously, you’ll do much better with job applications than you have in the past.