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Three Job Application Tips to Help You Stand Out from the Rest
 

Three Job Application Tips to Help You Stand Out from the Rest

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It can be hard to stand out from the competition in today's job market. Here are three tips to help you in your application process from Résumé Assist Now. For more tips and ideas, visit our ...

It can be hard to stand out from the competition in today's job market. Here are three tips to help you in your application process from Résumé Assist Now. For more tips and ideas, visit our Facebook page at ​facebook.com/resumeassistnow

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    Three Job Application Tips to Help You Stand Out from the Rest Three Job Application Tips to Help You Stand Out from the Rest Presentation Transcript

    • To help you stand out from the rest.
    • The Numbers  Companies receive on average 250 résumés/corporate opening.  Recruiters spend on average only 6 seconds/résumé.  On job boards like Monster, recruiters scan as many as 47,000 other similar résumés.  61% of recruiters will dismiss a résumé because of one typo or other error like a misspelled word. (Source: Electronic Recruiting Exchange & CareerBuilder, 2013)
    • So the question becomes: What can you do to stand out from the rest?
    • No doubt there are many things you can do to help make yourself stand out from the rest. Here are 3 that may work for you:
    • Tip #1  Research the company before you apply. Google them, visit their website, check out their social sites. Learn their mission statement and values.  Find out who will be screening applications and conducting interviews. Personally address your cover letter. Connect with them online.  Use the company’s language, and key words from their posting, in your résumé and cover letter; tailor your message to meet the company’s needs.  EXTRA TIP: It’s not about you, it’s about them.
    • Tip #2  Follow the employer’s application process but find a way to stand out also. Here’s a few ideas:  If it’s an online application, consider mailing a printed copy of your résumé.  Work your sphere of influence. Do you know anyone who could introduce you? Or give you some guidance about how to follow up or what the company is really looking for?  Is the company social? “Like” their Facebook page, follow their Tweets, enter their online contests, follow their blog, engage with them online.
    • Tip #3  Prep your references. Don’t leave anything to chance and let anyone be caught off guard. Make a phone call or plan a personal visit to get them up to speed on the company, the role you are applying for and why you think you are qualified. They will appreciate this information in order to be truly helpful.  EXTRA TIP: Design-wise, your references sheet should match your résumé. Yes, you will need printed copies.
    • We hope you found these tips useful. Thank you! Facebook.com/resumeassistnow ResumeAssistNow@Gmail.Com