Talk to someone from Human Resources.
You’re probably thinking that obviously you know to do that because you want to get hired… and they’re the ones that do the hiring. But I’m talking about more than getting an interview. I’m talking about talking to someone from HR to gather information to prepare yourself for future interviews.
Think about it… HR hires the people… shouldn’t they have the best advice on what to wear, how to format your resume, what you should and shouldn’t ask in an interview… They know the answer to every question you could possibly have about interviewing and applying!
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Its important to understand the other side of the hiring process. See what the recruiters and employers are looking for so you can give them exactly what they want.
I was lucky enough that my internship site set me up with a lot of opportunities to get advice from major professionals. One week my internship supervisor set up meetings for each intern to meet with one person from our company. On my meeting day I was able to show my resume and cover letter. It was great receiving more feedback from a professional already in the field. It was even better that I was able to learn what type of person the company would be looking to hire.
The idea was having talents to fill a full 360 degree view. With a 360 degree of talents you could potentially create an idea for a project then follow it through all its phases until completion. Being diverse in talents was valuable to an employer because they would be the option to use you for more than one project or area.
Some suggestions I was given…
Increase skill levels you already have and invest in ones that I was lacking.
Create a website.
Showcasing yourself online gives you some visual personality to stand out from the crowd. It is a great opportunity to further go into detail about what you can offer.
Be involved in the digital world.
The digital world is quickly evolving. Having at least a basic understanding where you could stay a float in the digital world can be a desired quality in a new hire.
Overall I understood that starting off any young professional should stay fresh with practice in new skills and knowledge of new advances.
9 Must-Haves to Get Hired: Do You Have What it Takes?
Interesting thoughts of a recruiters top 9 qualities. See if you match up or where you think you need improvements!
Resumes are very important. A lot of people struggle to make their first one. I’ve created a page dedicated to resume formatting. It combines my own work and tips from professionals including from Human Resources.
I just updated the page a few moments ago. I added two example resumes you can download at the bottom of the page.
Check it out and add your suggestions!