As a job seeker, you’re responsible for creating an application that will attract recruiters and convince hiring managers that you’re the one for the position.
To accomplish this, you need to research the job and the company. Doing your homework is important and can help you throughout the important steps outlined below.
The job application
One of the initial interactions between you and the recruiter is through your cover letter and resumé. This is your opportunity to impress by selling yourself on paper.
To create an application that will wow employers, it’s less about aesthetics, and more about content.
Understanding the role
Knowing the difference between a job title and a role is important in the search. Oftentimes, people look for their ideal job titles (and understandably so), but for every similar position there can be very different requirements and responsibilities.
Networking is a great tool to help you learn more about a role. Talking to real people who are able to speak about the opportunity can be a big advantage.
Figuring out if a company is a good fit for you is important. Look beyond the role itself and focus on the organization as a whole. Research this by using company review websites, or speaking to individuals in the industry to gain a better understanding of what the organization has to offer in terms of diversity, perks and growth opportunities.