REVEALED: The attention-grabbing tips recruiters promise will help you stand out from ‘boring applicants’ and land your dream job
- Recruiters need candidates to demand their attention when going for jobs
- They need to stand out from the crowd – often filled with ‘identical applicants’
- Story telling abilities, being on trend and social media prowess go a long way
Headhunters and recruiters have revealed what you have to do to land your dream job when ‘everyone has the same qualifications’.
Nick Hindhaugh, founding managing director at Six Degrees Executive and Rob Simpson, founding director at Seed Talent have revealed how important it is to stand out from the crowd.
But more importantly they have explained exactly what to do to get noticed.
There are four things to improve to be marked as the front runner of an otherwise equally balanced race.
Headhunters and recruiters have revealed what you have to do to land your dream job when ‘everyone has the same qualifications’ (stock image)
According to the experts candidates need to keep up-to-date with industry trends and acknowledge this is their application.
This helps show they are willing to further their education in their own time.
‘Read lots, identify experts in your field and make sure you show an interest in what they are doing by following their blogs and making comments on their musings. You will really stand out in an interview if you can show that you are up-to-date with the latest trends and knowledge in your chosen field,’ Simpson told SEEK.
‘Getting social’ is another key thing to getting noticed, but for the right reasons.
Employers are now scouring sites like Linked In looking for the best talent for their organisations – so a good presence on their can help hugely.
The experts also say it is important to see yourself as a brand – and market yourself accordingly.
‘Head hunters and recruiters don’t want vagueness. They are looking for candidates who can be specific about the type of role they want and clearly articulate what they have to offer to the role and the company,’ Simpson said.
The experts also say it is important to see yourself as a brand – and market yourself accordingly (stock image)
The final tip is to practice the art of story telling.
Hindhaugh said the candidate who is better at illustrating their abilities and what they will bring to the team is more likely to get the job.
He said it is crucial to be able describe a current work situation, the processes you go through to rectify it, or to improve it – and the outcome of this.
It is important that the situation or situations chose are up to date and relevant for the new job.