In today’s competitive market, a recruitment agency will receive a large number of applicants for each job. In this article, we are going to look at a couple of ways you can stand out during your job search, get a busy recruiter’s attention and have the best chance of landing the job.
Bring a positive approach
First and foremost is attitude. A positive and enthusiastic attitude can mean a smooth recruitment process, whereas a bad attitude can sometimes stop it in its tracks.
When speaking with a recruiter, whether that’s in your interview, correspondence or cover letter, project positivity and enthusiasm for the job and company you are applying for. Attitudes are contagious and create a great impression that can help you stand out from the crowd in your job search.
Be more prepared than a tailored CV, cover letter and optimised LinkedIn profile (an optimised LinkedIn profile will allow recruiters to find you) and make sure you have a rough idea of how you are going to respond to the questions a recruiter will ask you.
Beforehand, think about your previous work experiences, what you liked about it, where you excelled and how you contributed. All of your answers are going to show you are ready to go and will also help the recruiter find the most suitable job for you.
Showcase your accomplishments to highlight your skills
When you are working on your CV, cover letter, or interview answers, you can go further than listing your skillset and instead use your accomplishments to highlight your skills. A recruiter sees a lot of CVs with similar skillsets, and a candidate who has highlighted their skills by describing their accomplishments grabs attention.
Similarly, emphasise what you can offer to your potential employer and their business. If you know the company has a certain issue or need, outline how you could help resolve it.
Note from Author, Caroline Seear
When it comes to standing out, a positive approach, preparation and knowing how to sell yourself will help you to grab a busy recruiter’s attention.
Of course, we understand that searching for a job is challenging, especially after a period of unemployment, a career change or a pandemic! And we don’t expect everyone to always be bubbling over with enthusiasm. However, we hope you can have some peace of mind knowing that we are here to look after your needs, not our own.
If you are searching for a job in any of our industries, please do get in touch to tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll do our best to assist.