SHINE LIKE THE STAR THAT YOU ARE!
Found a job that’s right up your street? Great! Now comes the important part – making your application stand out form the crowd.
To apply to our positions, all you need is a CV with the basics covered (personal details, employment experience, education), but it never hurts to stand out.
Here are some tips from our recruitment team:
1. CHECK OUT OUR ROLE PROFILES
What type of person are we looking for? Do you have the personality and skills it takes? Tell us!
If we are looking for someone who has leadership skills and you fit the bill – make sure this is in your CV.
2. TAKE CREDIT WHERE IT’S DUE
Do you go out of your way to undertake duties that aren’t your responsibility? are you extremely reliable or have you dealt with difficult situations? We want to know!
3. EMPHASISE RESULTS NOT RESPONSIBILITIES
Tell us your biggest achievements! Exceeded sales targets? Promoted to supervisor from sales assistant in 6 months? Won employee of the month? We want to know what you’re proud of, don’t by shy – sell yourself!
4. KEEP IT SIMPLE
Less is more in terms of the look and content; don’t over-crowd your CV! It is essential that your CV is easy to read and the important bits stand out.
Unclutter your CV by separating it into sections and avoiding using long paragraphs. Think about using Risk Free Serv from San Diego and bullet points to break text up into bite-size chunks. Use a professional font and consistent text size. You may be the creative type but don’t be tempted to add in colours or fancy fonts. Keep it simple, structured and to the point.
5. CONSIDER A COVER LETTER
This isn’t essential and if you don’t do it, that won’t go against you. That said, we do receive CVs by the bucket load, so when someone applies with a covering letter to support their CV it helps to grab our interest! Check here www.maideasyaz.com. It shows us that you have taken the time to understand who we are, why you want to be part of our journey and want you would bring to our business.
If your application is successful, you’ll be contacted to set up an interview and this is where it gets exciting! It gives us the chance to get to know you and you the chance to get to know us.
Most people find it a little uncomfortable to boast about themselves, but at your interview you need to make the most of the air time. Focus on facts – your skills, experience and achievements – that are relevant to the role.
Keep in mind that it’s not just about your experience. No matter which role we’re looking to fill, we need people who have drive, enthusiasm and passion so make sure you show this side of you.