Top Tips to Grab an Employer’s Attention

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Nowadays, with the proportion of people gaining university degrees and there being wider access to higher education, it can feel as though the competition within the job market is increasing. It is not always enough to just hand in an average resume to an employer. Sometimes, employers have to sort through hundreds of these, and unsurprisingly, it gets repetitive for them. To stand out from the crowd and grab the attention of the employer fully, follow these tips and watch your success rate skyrocket.

Find Out What Skills and Attributes the Job Requires

It is integral to the application process that you cater your application to each employer and try to find out as much as you can about the company prior to applying. This way, you can put emphasis on elements of your experience, depending on what is most relevant and valued by each organization. For instance, if applying to somewhere that places a lot of value on customer service and developing trustful relationships with customers, highlight your interpersonal and communication skills. The more you know about a company and its morals, the easier it’ll be to ensure you are speaking about the right things.

Think of Examples to Back Up Each One of Your Skills

It is no use claiming you have great time management skills or are good at working to deadlines if you cannot provide evidence to back these claims up. The first step is to brainstorm a list of your skills that you feel match the job requirements, and for each of these follow a three-step process. Firstly, explain what exactly your skill is. Next, explain when you have put that skill into action, then explain what the outcome of this was and what you learned from this experience. This way, you are providing a constructive talk through of how you have directly applied your skills to a task…

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