There are some things that don't take a lot of time that can help you get hired quickly. Read on to learn four small tips that can help in your job search.
1. Update that resume!
Often, people submit the same resume that was used to get their current job. However, they forget to update their most recent role.
When there are discrepancies in your resume or grammatical errors, most hiring managers do not take a second look and move on to the next resume. Take the time to look over your resume and make sure all the information is correct and up to date.
2. Keep it relevant. Keep it simple.
If you have been working in a field for many years and have pages of experience, should you list it all on your resume? No! Keep it simple and relevant - there is no need to send a four-page resume to an employer. Often times giving too much information can be overwhelming to a hiring manager and clutter up your resume.
3. Don't fake it.
Hiring managers are smart. They know how to read people and they can tell when someone is being fake. Employers do not want to hear rehearsed lines, see fake smiles or have someone pretend they know something when they don’t. If you aren’t a good fit for the position and feel like you need to be someone you’re not, just remember you probably won’t like this position one year from now and will be job hunting again.
4. Share experiences
When talking about your skills, it is a great idea to throw in some stories of how you used those skills and applied them to real life situations. But beware - don't speak badly of past employers or coworkers, as this will cause the interviewer to question what you will say about them down the road.