Expedition roadmap to getting the job you want - step 4 - standing out from the crowd


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In this fourth step of Talentsquare's 'Expedition Roadmap To Getting The Job You Want', we help you to build a best practice CV and motivation letter

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Expedition roadmap to getting the job you want - step 4 - standing out from the crowd

  1. 1. Standing Out From The Crowd 1
  2. 2. Expedition Roadmap To Getting The Job You Want Step by Step to Your Destination Getting the job you want requires careful consideration and intense effort. TALENTSQUARE provides a simple 5 step process , from ‘finding out’ to ‘getting’ the job you want. Managing The Moments Of Truth Understanding Yourself 5 1 Defining YourDefining ‘Unique Selling Standing OutYour Destination Proposition’ From The 3 Crowd 2 4
  3. 3. Expedition Roadmap To Getting The Job You Want Step by Step to Your Destination Managing The Moments Of Understanding Truth Yourself 5 1 Defining YourDefining Unique Selling Standing OutYour Destination Proposition From The 3 Crowd 2 4
  4. 4. 4 Make sure you get noticed! Build a 5-star CVStanding Design a compelling motivation letter Manage your online visibility OutFrom The Crowd
  5. 5. Build a Complete, Correct, Credible, Compelling CV:• A CV is a business document. Be clear and formal in language and layout• Make sure the text is well written and triple check for spelling mistakes. Use active 4 verbs (‘organized’, ‘lead’, ‘coordinated’,…) and avoid jargon or acronyms• Never lie. Do not falsify information or do not cover up mishap. Be honest about your activities and accomplishments• Start with the most recent items so they catch the recruiters’ attention firstTalentSquare helps you build abest practice CV allowing you to…• Document your profile in a best practise template• Add credibility to your claims by collecting reference feedback & uploading diplomas and certificates
  6. 6. Customise yourmotivation letter todemonstrate that you 4are a strong fit for theopen position• Every application should have a tailored motivation letter that proves you understand the job requirements, highlight s your relevant experiences and promotes your USP. Make sure your arguments jump off the page!• If possible be creative and think of other ways to demonstrate your motivation: network with company stakeholders or engage in corporate events or discussions. Get noticed!
  7. 7. We live in an online world. Don’t forgetthat a savvy researcher can surface a lot ofinformation about you. So manage your 4online visibility• Be thoughful about what content youupload online•Review the visibility setting in your socialnetworks• Remember that ideas expressed in blogsand forums can always be retrieved
  8. 8. Production and copyrightsTalentSquare. Checkwww.talentsquare.com for moreinfo.Compiled & written by PieterjanKempynck. Pieterjan graduated asMaster in Clinical Psychology and isManaging Director of TalentSquare.He has over 20 years experience inhuman resources and talentmanagement.Pieterjan took part in several polarexpeditions.All pictures courtesy and copyrightLaurent Dick atwww.laurentdick.comPictures taken during the AntarcticSailing Expedition 2007/2008. Moreinfo on www.circles.ccOctober 2011.