Know What the Company Wants
It’s essential for an applicant to understand the initial steps taken by their prospective employer. When you see job postings on newspapers or websites, find out what the company is looking for. Take note of the order of job specifications in order to gauge the priorities of the company. Every stage of the selection process should be carefully planned out to reduce the chances of being rejected.
Upon submitting your resume, a screener will match your credentials with the job specifications the company is looking for. An applicant doesn’t need to indicate all past work experiences; the resume screener will focus more on the applicant’s skills and accomplishments that will benefit the company.
Hiring managers are more likely to call applicants who have passed the resume screening. Preparation is still needed for the phone interview, however, as this call can take job seekers one step closer to landing a job.
Now that the applicant is getting closer to being hired, it is now more important than ever to impress the hiring manager.
Job seekers should now understand that focusing on one’s career, achievements, goals and abilities is not enough to ace a job interview. It is essential to address the company’s goals and job specifications and address them via one’s core competencies. Attending to these seemingly small details can help you to strengthen your candidacy and increase the likelihood of getting hired.