Time to hire is at its highest, with the entire hiring process taking roughly 23 days. The length can leave many job seekers less than optimistic when looking for a new career. If you’re looking to make a move soon, you may wonder if there’s anything you can do to speed up a lengthy process. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of 5 things you can do to get hired faster.
Identify Your Ideal Company and Position – BE SPECIFIC
When you don’t know where you’re going, it’s pretty hard to get there or even ask for directions. The same thing is true with job search.www.iibmindia.in
Every day I see people launch their job search by updating their resume and then blasting it everywhere. In reality, it pays to take the time to figure out where you want to be.
You can start by defining the type of organization you’d like to work for. Answer questions like these when creating the description of your ideal organization:
• What industry?
• What size company (staff and revenue)?
• Corporate or Nonprofit?
Do the job before you get the job
I call this the “pre-interview project”.
For example, if you’re applying for a sales/marketing role, a good pre-interview project could be selling some of the company’s products and writing a document about it. If you’re applying for a design related role, you can mockup some new designs for the company and tell them why you made those decisions.
Don’t Just Quit
You’ve done your research and submitted your application/resume, but now what? Keep your eyes open for other potential employers and opportunities as they come available, it’s better to apply for many positions that interest you than just applying to one or two.
If a company sends a rejection letter, take this opportunity to ask them what you could have done differently, and build on that for next time.
Job Specific Resume
Just like your cover letter, each resume you submit should focus on that particular job. Be sure to highlight certain skills and experience that caters to that position.
Without these, you might be missed by an applicant tracking system or the hiring manager and be immediately disqualified for the job. Leave out things that have very little to do with the position, so you have room for what does.
Interview
Prepare yourself well in advance for the interview. Get all your facts right and be ready to answer any question that may come your way. Most importantly, do not try to lie or bluff your way through. Feel free to ask any questions of your own that you may have.