Employers want to know that you want their job, not just any job. As a result, it’s important to tailor your CV to the organisation and role you are applying for. An untargeted, broad-brush approach may cause a hiring manager to turn you down, even if you do have highly relevant skills.
Not only will tailoring your CV show your commitment and enthusiasm for the company in question, but it will also help busy employers immediately understand how the skills and experiences you have are relevant to their role. For example, even if you don’t have direct experience in logistics, your skillset and previous placements may lend themselves well to the environment.
Keep CV Updated
To extend the previous point, it’s also vital to keep your resume up to date with your most recent accomplishments and skills. If you haven’t given your CV a once over in a while, take the time before you start your job search in earnest to refine and refresh what’s there. Not only is this an opportunity to showcase your latest talents and achievements, but few recent entries in your resume might raise concern. Moreover, it might be time to take an entry off your CV if it’s outdated and no longer relevant.
Organise Your Search
We all want to apply for our dream job, get accepted, and for the job search to be over as easy as that. Sadly, this is not always the case, and sometimes a job search can take some time. To keep yourself organised, why not make a spreadsheet of the jobs you are going to apply for, the jobs you have applied for, and the outcome of these? Doing so will allow you to keep track of progress and help you stay motivated and positive about the process.
More than that, it will help you identify areas to work on. For example, many rejections at enquiry stage may indicate your cover letter or CV needs finetuning. Alternatively, regularly being invited for interviews only to be turned down might suggest you need to develop your interview skills.
Of course, the best way to stay organised and get helpful feedback is to work with a specialist recruitment agency – just like Midas! With a dedicated recruiter working with you, you’ll get tailored advice at every stage of your journey, and all the logistics taken care of. With a consultant handling everything, you can simply focus on your interview skills…