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Want the Job? Prove It!

August 22nd, 2014

In today’s competitive job market, it’s one thing to present a great resume; it’s another to prove that you have the personality and skills to get the job done well. You also need a way to show the company that you sincerely want the job and are not just looking for a “stepping stone” on your way to something better.

As a job seeker, the worst thing you can do is have an impeccable resume, strong cover letter, excellent references and then have a lazy attitude while during the interview. This can show the company that you really do not want the job, but are just going on the interview because someone told you about it and said you should interview for the position.

4 Ways to Prove that the Company Should Hire YOU for the Job

Prove it on the First Page of your CV
One of the first things you need to do is prove you want the job on the lead page of your CV. You can do this by making sure the first page shows how the work you have performed while in school or at another job applies to the one for which you are applying. Also, make sure that your references are chosen properly. You do not want to list a reference who will give you an uninspiring recommendation. This can sink your candidacy almost immediately.

Focus on the Attractions of the Job
The next step is to focus on what has attracted you to the job in the first place when you are in the interview session. You might not be asked this question during the job interview, but it is still a good idea to bring this up throughout the interview. Do not bring it up incessantly, but make sure you hit the point home at least on two occasions. Another excellent place to discuss the attractiveness of the job is on the first page of your resume.

Tailor Your Resume to the Job
One of the most effective methods to showing a company you really want the job is by tailoring your resume to the company. This is especially important because it shows the employer that you took time out of your busy schedule to research the company, the available job, and then tailor your resume and application accordingly. It might benefit you to research the executives at the company and anyone whom you might meet during the interview process ahead of time. This will only help your chances of being offered the job.

Tell the Company You Want the Job
In addition to doing all of the above, you really should just come out and tell the interviewer that you want the job. But, you need to say more than just, “I want this job.” You need to tie the open job into your previous work experience so that the company knows you are serious about it and that you absolutely must work for their company.

Simply applying for a job and going on an interview will not help you secure a good job today. You need to prove to the employer that you want the job and that you should be the one hired. Staffing Resources in Atlanta can help you get prepared for a job interview, with tools that will help you prove that you are the right person for the assignment. Looking for additional information and resources? Contact our team of experienced recruiters today for assistance!

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