HOW TO APPLY FOR THAT JOB
Scoring yourself an employment online and face-to-face needs one to have solid skill, especially in 2020 and beyond. Below is an outline on how:
Applying for job online
Your online visibility is of great importance to the potential employer. It is very vital to keep in mind the content that you post and share as the content will be viewed and judge your character. You do not want not to be employed because your posts promote hate speech, right?! ♥
BE DETAIL-ORIENTEDMaking sure that all details are in accordance with the required criteria is useful when applying for a job online. This can include:- know your last employers contact details, the references that you want to share and relevant related ♦information. Your resume must be updated and include title based on the employment that you applying for. By so doing, it eliminates the time wasting going to interviews that result to not scoring you job. Insert start and end dates at the jobs section. These are just some of the basics.
Create Disruptive Cover letters60 seconds is maximum time Human Resources are most likely reviewing the resume you have given them. So keep the details in the cover letter. Why are you so different from the others. Why must the company choose you and what type of skills that might benefit that you might have. Write a short story as a way to connect to the employer in the correct format. Include: who are you, where are you now and where do you see yourself in future.
Where to apply for JobsApplying for jobs online can be tricky as some jobs are scams. Knowing which online platform to apply from can benefit you a lot. These are two best places you can apply from
- Linkedn - Your online presence in linkedn timeline assist your chance of employability. Getting to know the job-seeker.
- Company Website -Applying for an employment on company career's page also increases your chance that you be sift through.
not 70-90% matchIn the age where the unemployment status in South Africa has risen so much, do not apply for the job if you are not a 70 to 90% matching the criteria listed on the job advertisement. According to workitdaily.com, if you are not 90 to 100% match you will tossed from the Application Tracking System. ATS is the system that HR use to weed out the right candidate from the number of applications they receive, as human error is inevitable.
Fill out all fieldsLeaving out details not filled can be disastrous as some details are prerequisite.
research the companyThis is practically most important thing to do as a job-seeker because first you check the credibility of the company online. You are checking the values, mission and their work ethics. In the same way, connecting with company employees through social media for an informational interview can be done. Nicely so, they might tell you why they love their job in the company they are working at.
HR CONNECTFind someone in the HR and ask them to connect you. Simply put, tell them why you want to connect and if possible ask for a second degree connection. As you know the details of your disruptive cover letter, it will benefit you to know the content as an introduction. below is a sample after you connect:
"I am a big fan of the company, attached is a story of how I've come to know what you do is important. I recently applied at .... position online. If there is anything I can do to better myself, so I can earn a job with you someday, please let me know"