The job market is saturated with job seekers. Companies get up to 200 or more applications for their job postings. This means your resume may have as little as 10 seconds at max to catch the eye of the hiring manager. In other words, you need to make sure your resume gets noticed and is more appealing than all the rest. So how can you ensure you get noticed?
Pull out a few psychological tricks to help get noticed by your next employer.
Quantify what you’ve accomplished
You want to quantify your accomplishments and give specifics during the process. Instead of saying, I closed deals each month and increased sales. Try saying I closed 10-15 deals per month and increased sales by 5%. You see the difference? Quantifying your accomplishments will enable an interviewer to really understand what you can do. Whenever possible, tie it back to the position you are applying for.
Be socially acceptable
Your online activity serves as your social proof. Be sure that you set high standards and have a great LinkedIn profile. Your personal social media pages should be tasteful and wise in what you share. Potential employers will look to see connections, recommendations, and any possible “red flags” to consider before they hire.
Associate with the big wigs
Make it your business to associate with big companies and brands. Actively network online in your field and engage in discussions, share their content, ask for advice, and collaborate whenever you can. Try to get your foot in the door within the community. This type of association and engagement will help you stand out to potential employers.
Favors are crucial
Ask for feedback on your resume from employers. The small favor or request may mean that you stick out to them because they gave you feedback. This is a great way to get your foot in the door and to be considered for an open position.
You have to work hard to get the interview. Employers are looking at resumes trying to find the best fit. You need to stand out with an attractive resume-one that gets immediate interest.
Don’t delay in selling yourself either…. quantified accomplishments at the top of your resume!
Dare to be different and you’ll find that you’re on the way to your next interview and potential new position. Apply a little psychology and you’ll go far!
~ Written for us by our associate Gary Sorrell, Sorrell Associates, LLC. Copyright protected. All rights reserved