Today’s job market, like most of the rest of our lives, has been taken over by the internet. Applications have moved online; interviews are conducted over Skype, and over 3.7 million employees spend at least half their time working from home. Most companies use the internet to research potential new hires before the interview.
About 60 percent of employers perform a web search on applicants before the interview. If you are looking for an IT position, the chances of your interviewer Googling you shoot up to 76 percent.
So you’ve worked hard scouring job sites looking for the right job for you. You put together a well polished resume and carefully submitted it to potential employers. And you did it! You got the call to come in for an interview and you’re trying to figure out how to ace the interview. I promise you’re not alone in your struggle.
Standout-CV has created a great infographic Called “The 9 Deadliest CV/Resume Mistakes” that shows common mistakes that could be costing us our interview! Whether we are trying to land a job at a fast food restaurant or a multi-billion dollar company, we all could learn from this!
In a sea of applicants, it can be hard to get yourself seen, heard, and recognized as the brilliant asset that you could be to a possible employer. While there may not be a magic bullet, there are many ways to help make sure you stand out in a crowd so you can get hired for the job you want most. As an experienced professional that spends my days placing applicants just like you with the right employers for them, I’ve got a few tips that can help you. So let’s dive right in!
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