Contributed post by Samantha Garbett
If you want to make sure you end up working in your desired industry with the job title of your dreams, then you need to be willing to put some work in.
How about if you could make it so that you were irresistible to employers? It takes works, but you can make it happen. Then, once you’ve taken the steps, you’ll have your pick of just about any role you’re qualified to do.
Here are a few foolproof ideas you can try:
Learn About The Company You Want To Work At
Don’t just go for a job with the role in mind. Go with the company in mind.
Being able to do the job is fantastic, and having the right skills is great. However, showing that you can fit in with the company culture and the rest of the team is also important.
Take the time to learn about the company you want to work at. Research them and look them up. They’ll be impressed and flattered that you took the time to do this. You’ll stand a much better chance of getting the job than somebody who clearly didn’t bother researching the company.
Get As Much Experience As You Can
Work on getting as much experience as you can in the roles and industries you want to work in.
Do it even if you have to sacrifice your free time. Ask to see if you can volunteer, or shadow somebody. You’ll get a feel for different roles this way, and it’ll look great on your CV. You never know; if you impress while doing this, you might actually be offered a job.
Learn As Much As Possible About The Industry
Make sure you learn as much as possible about the industry.
Again, having the right qualifications is fantastic, but you shouldn’t stop learning. You could use a great resource like this one to find courses that can help you to brush up on your skills. Make sure you work on staying fresh and current. Keep up with industry news and do all you can to stay a valuable team member.
Create A CV And Cover Letter That Really Stand Out
Your CV and cover letter are usually what helps you to get in the door for an interview, so they really need to stand out next to the sea of CVs and cover letters that look exactly the same.
Doing this can be tough, so think outside of the box. If you’re going for a job at an internet marketing company, create an online CV. Get creative. You can also look at professional writing services if you’re not sure how to make yours pop.
Practice Your Communication/People Skills
Having great communication/people skills will stand out during the interview process.
It’ll also help you to network, and you never know who you might meet! Practice eye contact and body language, and make sure you’re a great listener. These things automatically make people like you.
Get Used To The Interview Process
Practice being interviewed. This process can be nerve-wracking, so get used to it by asking people you know to practice with you.