How To Suceed In The Jobs Market
Increasingly in the UK jobs are becoming harder to come by and increasingly more and more competitive. As a result many of us struggle to really get a foothold into the jobs market as there is so much competition that in many cases applications are simply discarded within a day of them being active and very little if any feedback given. This can lead to a demoralising and disheartening environment for many job hunters who may start off enthusiastic but then later see their enthusiasm fade as time goes on. In this guide I will give advice on the different ways in which you can succeed in the jobs market.
Preparation And Research
Preparation and research are two major factors that need to be considered prior to beginning a job application. Without this a job application is likely to fail. One of the best ways in which you can prepare for a job application is by researching the post and what it requires. For example looking at a companies mission statement or objectives can be a good way in which to prepare for the post. Another way in which you can prepare for a job application is by making notes and consolidating your skills. Preparing a mock interview as well as notes for your new role is an excellent way in which you can progress yourself for a position. One of the biggest failing points for people who are applying to new job is failing to put in enough detail or research the employer to find out their goals and values as well as other useful information about them.
Another crucial part of preparing for a new job is interview technique. Understandably many of us can become nervous before or during a job interview. To prepare for an interview and ease nerves its a good idea to rehearse a mock interview with friends or family members so that you have a good idea of what it might be like. Another tip you could use for interview technique is asking the interviewers questions. Often asking interviews questions about the company or the role shows enthusiasm and that you are interested in the role. This alone won’t be a deciding factor but does help in the long run. When posts have been particularly competitive and have received higher than normal volumes of applications then recruiters tend to narrow down candidates by picking out the smallest of errors or gaps in information/knowledge which would be suitable for the role.
Your CV is probably one of the most important overlooked parts of your job application journey. Think of a CV as what represents you whenever employers are looking through stacks of applications. If your CV stands out or has useful informative information within the first few lines then it is far more likely to have attention paid to it. So overall to conclude it is important to spend time preparing for applications as well as including as much detail as possible where applicable.