Relationship between the job post and your application – THE REASON MANY JOBSEEKERS GET FRUSTRATED IN LANDING JOB ROLES
Adequate employability skills have been a more depriving reason many jobseekers do not compete well with other candidates seeking the same jobs that are scarcely available. Research has shown that applicants fail to recognize the importance of their CV (Resume), as the medium by which a recruiter assesses potential competence for an advertised job role.
It’s my wish that this overlooked credential would be given a more critical review and revamp to showcase prior accomplishments that inform recruiters of the candidate’s capacity and potential.
Let me share a few understanding from my years of experience with you, and I hope it would expand your perspective and offer insights on how to ace your next application
WHAT’S ON THE JOB POST:Descriptions for job openings often include long lists of required skills and desired attributes that often seem overwhelming. The hiring manager carefully explains the vacant role responsibilities, qualifications, and specifications expected of qualified candidates.
HOW TO RELATE TO THE JOB POST: The key to applying the right ways is to deconstruct the job listing before you create the CV (Resume) you would send in to apply for the job. Ask yourself:
- What skills are mentioned most in the post?
- What qualities are mentioned most?
- What is the nature of the employers’ business and what are they likely to prioritize in a future employee?
- Which of my professional successes prove that I have those skills and qualities?
- How can I best show that?
Then, construct your CV (resume) with role-specific keywords that rank high enough on the employer’s preference list. This is key to passing the interview selection hurdle.
Use the exact language the job description uses in your own CV (Resume) to boost your candidacy. The terminology may vary and overlap, so make sure to use the wording employed in the job listing (tempered by common sense, of course). There are commonalities among job descriptions, but take into account the order of the required skills. Recruiters place importance on the skills they believe are most desired. Try to match their order if you can.
Agreed, there are not enough jobs. And for the few available, you may not have someone that would recommend you. Your best option is to approach from the place of competence. In that way, you show yourself as having what the employer is looking for, as such compete favorably and outmatch the competition.
STEPS TO EFFECTIVE JOB SEARCH:
1) Acquire relevant skills and qualification documents
2) Prepare a STANDOUT CV/Resume to target the job you seek
3) Research the Company and prep adequately for the interview
TO BE CONTINUED…