7 ways to get hired

7 ways to get hired

At Network Personnel we have helped several job seekers to get hired. Throughout the years we find this top 7 to get hired and now we want to share it with you. Once you find a job (check our job listing), follow this tips to get hired:

1. CLEAN UP YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA.

Bear in mind that is a common practice to look for candidates social media profiles.
Before you send your CV, make sure you clean up your social media.

Make sure you don’t have anything that concern your possible employers.
You don’t want them wondering about your reliability and professionalism!

Don’t publish your animal party photos! Or worse, photos of you having an inappropriate behaviour.
Watch you don’t have any selfies wearing revealing clothes. And mind your language!

Change your Facebook album’s privacy but remember that making them private, not always hide them. It’s better to delete them.
Follow the link to find how to make an album private in Facebook.

2. TWEAK YOUR CV

As your CV is the first thing hiring managers will see, you want to make a great impression. Employers will spend less than a minute reading your CV unless it caches their attention. Do’s and don’ts

Have someone else look over your CV.
The hiring managers would toss out a CV with several typos and/or not coherent. Avoid that, we can help!
Use short sentences, sell yourself, use descriptive words and bullet points, be clear, and don’t lie.

Sell yourself but don’t over exaggerate.

Use a professional email address. Create a new one if yours is not appropriate.

3. FOLLOW UP AFTER YOU SEND YOUR CV

UNLESS the ad specifies not to call. It is a good move to follow up to make sure it arrived.

4. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY

Hiring managers usually send instructions. They are trying to determine if the candidate knows how to follow instructions. Also they will see if the candidate can complete tasks in certain time and if he has a genuine interest in the job.
Follow instructions with precision could lead you to an interview.

5. FIND OUT ABOUT THE COMPANY

You will impress the hiring manger to proof you took the time to learn about the company before your interview.

A smooth way to mention what you researched about the company (without seeming you are trying to impress) could be at the end. Usually when the interviewer ask if you have any questions. You could say “I was looking at your website and I saw you are working with ____. If I get hired, would I be involved in that?” Or just ask something that shows that you take initiative and that you are serious about the job.

6. LEAVE A GOOD IMPRESSION IN YOUR INTERVIEW

There are few points to consider before your interview.

Preparation, preparation, preparation!
Make sure you tick all the boxes to get hired:

  • Show up on time
  • Dress with modesty
  • Smile and make eye contact
  • Prepare your answers (why do yo want this job? salary expectations?)

7. DON’T COMPLAIN

An interview is time to talk yourself up and to prove that you are the best candidate! So keep it positive. Don’t complain about your last boss or how you were the victim in your previous job or how horrible your life was. Even if it was true, that is not productive!

Good Luck!  Once you get hired, do all you can to keep the job!

Were these points useful? Do you have any other tip to get hired?

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