Each day, many of us spend countless hours searching and applying for roles to get us one step closer to achieving our career goals. From matching experience and skills to the job advert and getting a feel for the companies' benefits and culture, it’s an exciting process we want to share with you.
Our teams in APAC (Asia Pacific) and our other offices across the world understand that it’s more than a job you’ve applied for, it’s the opportunity to take a step forward in your career or even change direction from your current role.
We want you to succeed and achieve your goals and to get there our team in APAC has offered five top ways for you to stand out from the crowd when trying to land the job you want.
Tailor your CV to the role
For each role you apply for, your key achievements and experience, and your cover sheet should reflect that particular position. When you upload your documents, submit it in a word format where possible, this makes it easier for recruiters to review and extract the data. Try to include work samples and evidence of your qualifications and certificates by email and quantify any areas of your work that you can. Finally, don’t hit send unless you have proof read your documents and any email correspondence.
Do your research
There is no excuse for not researching a company before an interview. You can start by studying the company’s website, LinkedIn profile and other social media channels and press activity. Make sure you have a complete understanding of the position you’re applying for and identify past experiences that can show you are right for the role. Last but not least, research the questions you want to ask, whether that’s to further understand their culture, vision, milestones or their CSR work.
Honesty is the best policy
Be honest to avoid not being considered for the right role. A recruiter will easily find out if you’ve embellished your CV. Remember, consistency is key, from submitting your CV to attending an interview or getting the job, it’s best to be honest from the beginning so there are no bad surprises during the interview or on day one of your new job. Ensure you establish realistic expectations and be up front about your career ambitions so your recruiter can offer you the best advice from day one.
Show your passion
To land your dream job, it’s more than just having the key skills and experience. Recruiters look for a candidate with passion. Passion is what drives you every day to want to succeed and reassures recruiters that they are putting forward the absolute best person for the job. Passion comes with the love of the role or industry, so if you whole-heartedly want this, then it will come across.
Smile - first impressions count
It’s essential that when you are in a meeting with your recruiter, your new employer or on video conference that your body language, what you say and your tone and your choice of clothing are all spot-on. If possible, arrive early and find the bathroom to smooth out your clothes, do those final touches and take a breath, so you can walk in feeling fresh and confident about the job.
If you’re ready for a role in recruitment and want to find out more about what a career at SThree can offer you, get in touch with our Talent Acquisition Team in APAC today or browse our current job opportunities here.