Tips and hints to achieve a successful job hunt
With an increasing number of graduates who are fighting for the same job position as you are, you need to redefine your job search. It is also important to use all the job tools and resources you can get just to get your application noticed.
To help make a good start, here are some tips you should keep in mind.
Create a Stand-out ResumeToday, a one-fits-all resume does not cut it anymore. You need to tailor your resume to the job position you are applying. Whether you are submitting a resume for accounting jobs, sales jobs, education jobs or retail jobs, make sure that your resume relates to the position you are applying for.
Also, do not bore employers with far-fetched achievements. Delete all information that do not concern or relate to the position you are applying for no matter how impressive they are.
Make a Company-Oriented Cover LetterYour cover letter could make or hinder your possibility of getting noticed. Employers are keener on finding candidates who can tell them how they can directly contribute to their business. Start by simply replacing the “I” word with “You”.
For example, instead of writing “Dear Mr. Smith, I will be happy to apply for the job position”, you can write “Dear Mr. Smith, You have a very interesting job offer that I am interested in”. By showing that your application is not all about you but all about them, you gain additional points.