When you are selling yourself on paper to secure an interview, it’s not easy. Writing something about yourself that is powerful, persuasive and intriguing isn’t for the faint-hearted.
Hearing crickets back from applications is extremely disheartening but most people look at the Resume as being the problem.
But today I wanted to share with you the 3 MUST have’s to secure that job interview, besides a kickass Resume.
#1 – Know where the train is headed
All aboard the Hogwarts express! I know what you’re thinking, what are you talking about? Well, let me explain.
When HR or recruiter is looking over your Resume they become the reader.
And a reader is who you are trying to impress or sell your story too.
When you write your resume and apply for jobs you need to know what type of roles you want and for which companies, that way you can write the right words on the paper.
Just imagine JK Rowling trying to sell her story to men and women who liked documentaries or science-based genres.
They wouldn’t be the right audience and her words wouldn’t suit the reader’s goals or expectations, which equals zero successful outcomes.
Instead, she writes from the heart and knows who they are and what they want.
Because of that… they are hooked. They must know more…
Okay, I know a Resume is hardly a Harry Potter Adventure.
But dragons or not, you still need to engage your reader and by knowing what you want so you can impress and create a need to meet with you.
Increase chances… here you come!
Need some help to know what you want or need a complete career change click here for some hot tips.
#2 – Think outside the box with job searching
Everybody is trying to fit inside the box… you know the one I mean right?
SEEK of course. The number 1 platform for landing a job. And don’t get me wrong, it’s a very powerful tool but if this is your only source of applications, well my friend you are in for a longgggg job searching process.
The reason it will take so long is that over 1.5 million people search seek every month and each application can have between 100-500 applications at one time.
Let’s be honest, even the best HR staff don’t have that much time.
Therefore, it’s pretty hard to stand out, even with a great Resume!
Do some homework and start brainstorming where-else you could find jobs, getting talking to people and start thinking of how you can be unique in a sea of applications.
If you would like more help with this click here to chat with our team and unlock our Job Searching secrets to save you the hassle.
#3 – Resilience to secure an interview (and find a job)
The job searching process takes TIME. I had a client come to me the other day so frustrated that he couldn’t find a job… it had been 3 weeks.
Yes, he needed a job but these things take time. You have to apply for jobs and keep applying.
If you aren’t hearing back you need to reassess the 2 points above plus your Resume.
To check it’s not your Resume holding you back click here and download our Resume essentials guide.
Then get your mindset in a healthy place. Because the job searching world isn’t easy and can be disheartening.
You MUST keep going, be resilient and do the strategies that work. You got this 🙂
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Hope this helps
Kate & team
KLCC – Career Specialists
07 5322 4086
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