4 Keys to Get a Job on the Spot

4 Keys to Get a Job on the Spot

Human resource officers can tell you, the use of the internet as a job search tool has become the common denominator and it connects people from both ends of the hiring equation with ease. The advantage of online communication is less intrusive than traditional methods, if you’re already employed, you can do job search during nights and weekends examining sites, and posting resumes and more, all without conflicting with your current job. Of course, your computer can do much more than simply help you find jobs. It’s also a great resources available through your PC such as Microsoft Word for preparing professional looking resumes, cover letters, to appeal to different types of positions.

Nearly all job applicants are well aware of the importance of a resume when applying for a job, but few recognize the vital role that an accompanying cover letter plays in the selection process.  In fact, your cover letter is just as important to your job search as is your resume.  Think through the hiring process, when recruiters and employers receive hundreds, if not thousands, of applicants for available position. With so many applicants to review, they don’t have much time to investigate if your skills set and experience is a good match for the job by typically spending between one to two minutes glancing over your resume.

This is the reason why your cover letter is a critical document to the job seeking process. Your resume could be generic advertisement, but your cover letter tailors your application to each specific job, also you are assisting the recruiter in matching up your cover letter to the open position. You greatly increase your chances of getting a call for an interview because you convince a complete stranger that you are worthy of an in person meeting.  We have outlined 4 key advice that should assist you in writing the important cover letter to get you a job on the spot.

1    Your cover letter should be less than one page in length and must grab the reader’s attention and encourage their interest in you right away! So it is crucial to do some research on the company and the position for which you are applying before you write the cover letter. This allows you to tailor your cover letter and address those areas that are specifically important and relevant, also assisting the recruiter to taking the guessing work out of your resume and matching up your qualifications and experience to the position.

2    Highlight your strongest qualifications for the position you are seeking and limit your qualifications to only those that are the most relevant to the position by including specific, reliable examples from your experience. Show rather than simply tell if possible, for example you achieved and increased revenue of 35% on projects, received awards, and tools you’ve used that are relevant to the job you want, rather than just saying you are skillful.

3    Let the recruiter know why you want to work at their company and what is it about the company or this particular position that you have applied or appealed to you.  Indicate why you are a good fit for the company and how you will be an asset to the team if they hire you.

4    Bring up your enclosed resume to employers attention so that they can review your qualifications in further detail. Request a personal interview or meeting with the hiring manager and set a time to follow up, like, you will call on by Monday afternoon and thank the reader for their time.

Again your cover letter is the first impression that recruiters will get of you.  A strong focused cover letter can convey a powerful, positive first impression and you may get the interview call on the spot.  Regardless of how strong of a fit you be for the position, weak non-focused cover letter, can kill your opportunity to read more click here