No matter what the job is, roadblocks will always come up. This means that employers need someone who’s able to deal with them in an optimistic, non-defeatist manner. Not only should they be able to solve problems, they should also be able to learn and grow from failure. Without employees like this, a business will undoubtedly crumble at the first sign of trouble. So how can you demonstrate resilience to an employer? Aside from talking about any hurdles you’ve overcome in the past, it’s also key to draw attention to your determination and dedication to doing well. After all, if you’re passionate about your goals, you’re more likely to do what it takes to get there.
Over the last ten years there has been a steady growth of on-line application forms that are often tricky to complete and sometimes have word limits (usually around 200 words) for each question. Some employers allow you to partially complete the form and return later. Remember that they can read even your half completed form.
Filling in job application forms can be a long and boring process, especially if you are applying for a number of jobs at once. However, it is vital that you use the application form and covering letter to show that you are the ideal person for the job. One way to do this is to match your skills and knowledge to the ‘person specification’.
If you are looking to change your role either within your current organisation or a new one, this article will help you to get started. It’s very hard to find time to decide what it is you want to do and how to take action. The best way of dealing with a big issue is to break it down into small, achievable time-limited activities wrapped up in an action plan with deadlines. Kick start the search for your dream job with the following 30 minute activities.
Are you looking for a new job? Where do you start? Many people fondly imagine that the answer is to place their CV with a recruitment agency and wait for the interview offers to start rolling in. The reality is actually quite different, so before starting your job search consult these top ten tips for success…
Questions to ask when considering this include: are you looking to challenge yourself and move into something new? Or would you prefer to take the safer option, the one that builds on current strengths and is more familiar to you? Is this a career building move or are you simply desperate to have any job?
To help you explore whether some ‘outside the box’ thinking could help in your job search and applications here’s a roundup of some techniques that have worked in the past. If you have a particular ‘dream job/employer’ that you’d like to impress it could be worth going the extra mile to produce something bespoke to that application. This sort of approach works particularly well for creative/design roles.
Being found and recommended by a recruiter can be a real boon to your career advancement prospects. But you still need to keep your interviewing skills sharp and do your own research to rise to the top of the pack. Even if you are happy with your current job, it is important not to blow recruiters off and to have a resume at the ready.