How can you get the job that doesn’t exist yet? When we’re in the mist of graduating or searching for a job, we don’t always get luck finding an open position we would like when no one is hiring. It can be a bit discouraging at first, but there are ways of making yourself stand out when sending in a resume over.
We can’t always wait around for the position to open up, part of job searching is, being an active seeker even when there is no position. But how can you do that? Some companies as you know are open to having resumes being spent and this the great opportunity to show them why they should hire you or keep you on their mind. Here are three ways you can stand out and find a position that had yet to be open.
It’s no mystery, selling yourself is part of the process when searching for a job, and it’s a significant part in finding a position when there is no one hiring. When you’re selling yourself, you’re creating a pitch that shows employers they should invest in your skills, knowledge, and abilities because they will have an impact on their business. Essentially you have to provide a pitch that will demonstrate you add value to their company, a solution of some sort. There has to be a reciprocal relationship where you have something to offer and the company to you to help progress your goals and the needs of the company. We knowing selling yourself isn’t always easy especially if you don’t like to talk about yourself, but when you’re trying to get a job, you need to step out of that comfort zone and present your best professional self. Start by reviewing your resume and consider your experiences and achievements.
Check With Your Network
Networking is such a critical aspect of your career and getting to know more about your field of work interest. Often, you are more likely to hear about a position through some who you than through an employment Ad since they are more likely to have more insight into the company they work for and can be willing to vouch for you. If you’re interested in working with a particular company, you might want to see who in your network works there. They are more likely to share if there is a position open or any advice. Now, before you start reaching, you might want to ask yourself how well you’ve been at keeping in touch.
Know The Company
Knowing about the company and having a particular interest in their company can set you apart. There is a difference between liking the company and knowing it. To know a company, you understand their company, their services, their culture and values, where they are in their business, and any news related to them. A company is more likely to hire a person who is rounded about their company and shows a passion for being part of their team.
Be an active seeker as you embark on your journey of finding the career you want. The next time you send resumes or get in touch with someone from your network, remember you want to present the best professional self you can. Tell us about some of the ways you make yourself stand out when searching for a position in the comments below.