How to impress a job interview in a short time? How to create a complete and personalized curriculum? Let’s start with a certainty while you finding a job: the curriculum vitae is one of the fundamental tools for a job-seeking candidate. Those who write it in the right way can distinguish themselves from the mass and can use it as a pass for the ambitious first interview. It is also true, however, that recruiters on average take about fifteen seconds to evaluate a CV, but then how to impress them in such a short time? And, once you reach the goal of getting an interview, how can you best prepare yourself to be more effective?
Let’s see them together, hoping they can be useful to those finding a job. From setting up the resume to the interview, going through the first telephone contact, here are the right moves and some tricks to win over the recruiter.
Ten useful tips for finding a job
1) Respond to the right offer for you
Make sure your profile is actually in line with what is required by the job offer you want to apply for. And ask yourself if that offer really meets your expectations, because you too can and must choose your work tomorrow. Don’t respond to any job posting that seems vaguely interesting or fairly in line with your skills: it is not effective and only generates frustration. Select carefully and concentrate on those for which you could be the ideal candidate, without wasting energy.
2) Create a complete and personalized curriculum
Personalize your CV based on the offer you are applying for. Not cheating, but enhances all the skills related to the profile sought, using the very same keywords as the offer, to facilitate the search for the recruiter. Remember to highlight transversal skills such as organizational skills, relationships, commitment and motivation, ability to work in a team, professionalism and seriousness. Also include some personal information: hobbies, passions or volunteer experiences can say a lot about you.
3) Do not underestimate the importance of the telephone conversation
It is the first contact with the company and, if you do not want to risk making a bad impression, it is better to respond calmly and with concentration. If when the recruiter calls you are not available there is nothing wrong: take the name and reference of the person who contacted you and fix another telephone appointment.
4) Choose appropriate clothing
The dress you will wear during the interview is essential for a first impression. Choose a look in which you feel at ease but which is not too informal and above all observes how employees of the company dress to be in line with their stand, perhaps going to have a coffee at the bar under their headquarters a few days before the interview to see how they dress.
5) Present yourself
You do not need parents, boyfriend or friends to accompany you, it is a situation that you must be able to manage independently.
6) Arrive prepared
Document yourself about the company you are going to do the interview for, prepare yourself for the business, and search the internet for what they say about them.
7) Keep a composed attitude
During a job interview pay attention to the tone of the voice and how you move. Sit composed, look at the person in front of you, don’t talk too fast or too loudly, take breaks and make sure you get the attention of your interlocutor. Eye contact is important to calibrate the conversation, watch the signals it sends you and adjust accordingly.
8) Be yourself
Never forget that the first quality a recruiter seeks is honesty. Don’t show yourself for what you are not, value your strengths and what you do, without ever lying.
9) Give concrete examples
When you answer the questions, be concrete, argue and give examples of similar situations in which you found yourself, explaining well what you did, how you came to the solution of a problem, what results you achieved. For example, it is not enough to say that one is an organized person if one does not explain when and how one has been.
10) Ask questions
Remember that it is not only you who are under examination: the decision whether to accept a job or not is yours and to evaluate a possible offer in the best way you must be aware. Be curious, ask questions about the company, about the position you would be covering and about a possible growth path. It is legitimate to ask for remuneration and what could be the response times, but not as a first and only thing.