You just landed an interview with one of the top company’s in your field – and you’re dying to get your foot in the door there. So what can you do to make yourself stand out in a sea of applicants? Here’s a look at three factors that will make you “simply irresistible” to a potential employer:
The Right Results.
As one of the top employment firms in the Northwest, Provisional knows that regardless of the kind of position you’re applying for, you need to be able to show the employer that you can deliver great results. And the best way to do that is to demonstrate how you’ve done so in the past for other employers.
So, for instance, if you’re applying for a sales position, it’s critically important for you to be able to discuss how many months in a row you met or exceeded your sales quota. At the end of the day, employers aren’t just looking for claims of your worth…they want to see actual proof.
An Understanding of the Company…and Its Challenges.
It’s great if you’ve read the mission statement of the company, but you need to dig a lot deeper in order to get hired. Some ways to do that include researching the company on the Internet and reading everything you can find, including local newspaper articles, national news stories, trade journals, annual reports, and financial statements.
You should also reach out to anyone you know who works there and try to get the inside scoop on the ins and outs of the company.
Excitement for the position, for the company, and for your career really makes you stand out as a candidate…even from those who may have more experience than you. And in fact, many employers tend to hire those with a positive attitude who are passionate and excited about the job opportunity over candidates who might be more skilled, but are less than enthused.
So how can you demonstrate enthusiasm in a professional way?
- By showing up on time and being prepared
- By smiling and offering a firm handshake
- By making statements that demonstrate you’ve done your homework
- By asking thoughtful questions that show an interest in upward mobility with the company
Want More Tips for Making Yourself Irresistible to Employers?
Let Provisional know. As one of the top employment firms in the Northwest, we can help you craft a strong cover letter and resume and prepare for interviews – all so you can find a job opportunity that is an excellent match for your skills and background. Contact Provisional today to learn more.