5 Ways to Get Hired Faster
Cruise & Box are setting up a campaign stop during our job fair on October 5. They will unveil more details and I'll provide you with the link to give you more insight. Here're a quick 5 things that you can do to get the job faster. This is coming from a guy is doing the hiring!
This is industry is crazy when it comes to being competitive. A plain old resume just doesn't work on this side of the radio industry. There are SO MANY MORE things that come in to play when applying for a job. Our new morning show, Cruise & Box will be updating you with a full list of details as they want to help bring back jobs to Idaho!
I wanted to help you take it a step further and get that job faster! People have forgotten the art of even getting a job these days. So, let me job give you a couple of tips. I want you to get a job and don't blow this advice off. TRUST ME.
- Employers want to see that you're presentable, resume in hand with no mistakes, and make sure to have multiple copies. Always be over prepared.
- Resources available upon request: This is one of my last gripes every time I read a resume. For some reason, your teacher thought an employer would seek you out like a number one draft pick and beg for more information because you were so interesting. That's NOT how it works in 2016. Just list the resources so we can see who you used to work for. Don't worry about an experience of one employer. List them all and take your chances. Period.
- Do your research on the business you are applying. Last year I attended one, and it was just awkward sometimes. If you're just looking for a career change, this radio thing isn't the one to apply. Do your research. Tell me WHY you want to work at 103.5 Kissfm. Show me your passion and I'll give you more than a minute.
- I would call this, "secret sauce." Self-address your cover letter to the person you are applying for. For example Dear Kekeluv is a good start. To whom it may concern is a TERRIBLE start. If you can't take the time to find out who does the hiring then why should I take the time in finding out why I should hire you? Be smart and educate yourself. Trust me. This is impressive, and you HAVE to get their attention. Honestly, if you REALLY want a job, and all you're bringing to the table is a resume, I'd say you're already behind. We'll leave that for a further conversation.
- NEVER TALK SMACK ABOUT A PREVIOUS EMPLOYER. Look, we've all been there. We know. I don't care if your boss was a total idiot you don't need to tell me that. I've seen people lose jobs this way and it's a tell about your personality. The way you talk about a previous employer is setting the stage on how you would talk about us behind our backs. Don't be that person. Like mama said, "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." Here's what I say, "It was a great experience, I learned a lot and looking forward to my next challenge!"
If you just do those five little things during your next application, then you will already be five steps ahead of everyone else. The whole first impressions are your last impressions is real. Be honest. Be confident. Be prepared. Don't overthink it. Remember, you're selling yourself. Smile. I believe in YOU. I don't care what anyone says, all it takes is the right opportunity to change a life. Why can't today be YOUR opportunity?
If you're serious about knocking it out of the park and getting that job. Send me a message and I can give you more tips on making everyone take notice. For example: Go buy a small barbecue smoker for about $25 dollars, put your resume INSIDE the pit, and on the outside stick a pair of gloves with a self-addressed note to the employer,
"Please use gloves because this package is FIRE!" - That methodology would work on me and if that package was terrible, I might just call you back to see what you had to say and let you know I was impressed. I DEFINITELY wouldn't forget you.
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