Posted November 02, 2015 | Career Advice | 1 Comment »

6 Things Great Candidates Do

As recruiters, we work with a great number of job seekers and over the years we’ve noticed some things that make the best stand out from the rest.

There are a number of things you can do to become one of these great candidates.  Here are some tips to place you first in line for the best roles and impressing your future employer.

Tailor your CV
You might simultaneously be looking for a job as a football coach and as a developer and that’s fine, but you can’t send the same CV for both. Different employers care about different aspects of your life and experience and you need to be able to pinpoint exactly what they need to about you. A great candidate will have a CV that a recruiter or an employer can look over and instantly know what you’re great at and what you could add to the company, without having to sift through anything irrelevant.

Keep in touch
We want to be able to give you the best shot at finding your perfect role, and in order to do that we need to know that you’re looking for it and are committed to obtaining it. Keep in touch, let us know what you’re up to and where you want to go next, and we can help you get there. We’re not psychic – if you’re sitting at home wishing you could find that next exciting opportunity our recruiter senses won’t start tingling, you need to pick up the phone!

Be available
While you need to keep in touch, we will from time to time see something and think of you. It’s imperative that you keep yourself available to avoid missing a call that could change your life. We of course don’t expect you to be waiting by the phone on a Friday night, but for example if you change your contact number, let us know so that we can keep your information up to date and you can make sure that you don’t miss out!

Ask Questions
Whether you ask us or the employer when you reach interview stage, it’s vital to ask questions. Not only will you gain more helpful information to help you progress towards your new career, you will appear eager and genuinely interested in the role.

Do your research
You should always be as prepared as possible when you’re job hunting. If you get an interview, learn about the company and work out how you’ll fit into it. A great candidate asks their recruiter about the company and what they can do to show them that they’re the best person for the role. They come to the interview prepared, with notes and questions and an eagerness to get started.

Put the work in
Finding a job is a job in itself, and as tough as it can be at times you have to always remember how much the work pays off. The best candidates persevere through the tough times. They don’t let a rejection hold them back because they accept that some companies just aren’t right for them, and the one that is will find them soon enough. They just need to work for it.

Remember these and you’ll be on track to finding the role you’ve been looking for. To start your journey, click here for our current vacancies!

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