Wouldn’t it be awesome to know how to make your job application stand out from the crowd in a way that would help you land that interview for your dream job?
That’s the powerful strategy I’m going to let you in on and help you master with this post.
Today, applying for a job has almost turned into an art form. It’s become an important skill to learn if you want to land that next job, that’ll help you get where you want to go in your career.
But, what if I told you there’s a way for you to make you and your job application stand out. And build your career brand at the same time!
Here’s A Strategy To Make Your Job Application Stand Out
First of all…
… whenever you apply for a new position, make sure to write a targeted application and resume for the job. Don’t just write a one size fits all resume or job application, that doesn’t make you stand out in any way. On the contrary, it shows the employer you are lazy and haven’t taken the time to research the company and the position.
When you apply for a new position, you want to:
- Visit their website and research the company
- Look for anyone in your LinkedIn network with connections to the company and reach out to find out what they have to say about the organization, the work atmosphere, etc.
- Find a way you can create unique value to the position
- Spell-check before you send the job application
(I recommend you take a look at grammerly.com, which is an excellent app I use which has both a free and paid version)
You want to help…
… the hiring manager or recruiter by linking to your social media profiles like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. We know they like to scan a candidate’s social profiles if they find a profile interesting, so why not be helpful and just make it easy for them to find you.
Here’s the kicker…
… and the thing that will make you stand out like no other applicant.
If you want to hit your job application out of the park, then link to an article, blog post, or video you’ve written and created, preferably on your career website. Having a personal career website/ blog shows employers you’re engaged, passionate, and serious about your professional life.
Hyperlinking to a blog post that you’ve written on a subject that is relevant to the position you’re applying for in your job application will most definitely spark the interest of the hiring manager or recruiter and lead them to click the link and read it.
You can also, instead of hyperlinking to a blog post, link to a short introduction video of yourself, so the hiring team gets to meet you before they call you in for an interview.
Implementing this strategy, you’ll extend your application to your entire website. Because once you’ve got the hiring professional on to your career blog, then chances are they’ll dive in deeper and learn more about what you can offer in regards to the position you’re applying for.
Recently, I read an article by a recruiter who mentioned that 2 of 3 times, she would click a link, referring to a personal blog or website mentioned in a resume or job application.
So, if you want to stand out from the crowd, then it’ll most likely pay off to set up a professional career website and blog in the pursuit of the career you dream of, want, and deserve.
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