Ensure that you are the best!
To obtain interviews and ultimately a job offer, it is essential that you aim to be the best in everything you do.
This includes every aspect of the recruitment process including:
All these collectively add up to create an impression so if any one of these is not quite right, chances are someone around the corner can tick all the boxes.
Auto Promotions are advertising for a Business Development Manager. They place an advertisement on Seek and receive around 100 applicants for the position. The Sales Manager is recruiting for the role and, due to heavy workload, can only interview a maximum of 5 candidates.
This is a typical situation in a candidate-rich market and in some cases an employer may only want to interview 2 or 3 candidates. We know of some recruiters and companies who only interview 1 candidate.
Differentiate yourself to add value
If you do not aim to be the best, you are more than likely going to miss out. There will probably be around 30 or 40 applicants in the same boat,so you must be able to differentiate yourself from everyone else by adding value.
Adding value is not as simple as adding a list of major achievements. You must demonstrate your key competencies and be able to illustrate how those competencies can add value to your future employer’s business.
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