Here at Hyper Recruitment Solutions, we hear so many
instances of those competing for jobs in such competitive fields as finance, technology,
and telecommunications simply sending their same, standard CV in relation to
all manner of widely differing vacancies.
The truth is that finding a new job is very much a job in
itself, and if you want to maximise your chances of success, the following tips
are likely to be extremely useful.
research the employer and role
It's true what they say - knowledge is power, both in the
application itself and at the interview, where it will also demonstrate that
you have taken a real interest in both employer and role.
yourself with the job requirements
Carefully peruse the job description and person
specification, and make sure you have provided real examples in your
application of how you match the requirements.
3. Tailor your CV to every
Related to the above point, you should make sure that your
CV completely and convincingly addresses the recruitment agency or employer's
requirements, even if that means sending a slightly different CV for every
application that you make.
proofread and proofread again
Making a spelling or grammatical error in your job
application is a sure way to get your CV binned by employers and recruitment
agencies that may otherwise struggle to whittle down the pile of CVs that they
receive. Don't give them an easy excuse to reject you!
5. Evidence your
Did you merely 'lead a team'? Or did you achieve certain
objectives or make certain breakthroughs while leading that team? For every
claim of your suitability that you make, back it up with tangible evidence.
6. Make extensive use
of the Internet
From registering with online job boards and recruitment
agencies (see more below) to keeping an eye out for the latest vacancies posted
on LinkedIn, where you should also have a complete and professional profile,
there's plenty that you can do online to help your job chances.
7. Don't stick to the
obvious advertised roles
Some vacancies are better publicised than others. To keep
abreast of those less visible opportunities, maintain an open line of
communication with potential employers and consider making speculative
8. Ready yourself for
Prepare answers to the most likely interview questions in
advance, and make sure you turn up in a timely manner and while dressed
9. Follow up by phone
Call no more than three days after your application,
courteously asking if your application has been received, while emphasising
your interest in the role and requesting details on what happens next.
10. Take maximum
advantage of recruitment agencies
A recruitment agency like Hyper Recruitment Solutions can be
an invaluable partner in your search for a job, helping you to find the most
suitable vacancy quicker.
Don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you are currently on
the lookout for your next big role!