Are you looking for a new job in 2017? Searching for work can be difficult and frustrating, especially if you’ve been doing it for longer than you hoped or planned. And when that job posting comes along that looks like it was custom-written for you, but you never hear back about the opportunity, it can be downright disheartening.
What do you do when you know you’re the perfect candidate for a job? Here’s how to show it and get a call back.
You want this job. You really want this job. So when you submit your resume and cover letter, demonstrate your excitement. Companies don’t want to hire people who just want any job, they want to hire someone who is excited about the prospect of working for them specifically. Show this in your communication with them.
At the same time, you should also be showing your enthusiasm for yourself as an applicant. Don’t second-guess yourself. Don’t be hesitant to answer questions over the phone or in the interview. Don’t be afraid to be wrong, but be able to defend yourself confidently. Confidence is very important in the hiring process. But, be cautious not to let your confidence cross the line to arrogance.
Do Your Homework.
Before you send a cover letter, speak with a company representative, or attend an interview, make sure you know as much as you can about the company. Far too often, candidates don’t research what makes a company tick and this can be the extra push to get you consideration. The website is easy, but also look into LinkedIn and any other social media. See if they’ve been mentioned in traditional media as well, like press releases or newspaper articles.
Be Self Aware.
You will be asked about your strengths. You will also be asked about your weaknesses. It is important that you’re able to come up with something, and not just a strength disguised as a weakness. Tell them what you struggle with, but also your plan to deal with it positively.
Ask for the Job.
Finally, don’t be afraid to ask for what you want. At the end of an interview for your perfect job, tell them you want to be hired. Don’t sound desperate or controlling. Simply recap the interview, your skills, your interests, and how you can benefit the company. Ask them to give you the opportunity to demonstrate these aspects for them by offering you the job.
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