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5 Tips to Get Noticed by Recruiters

11th February 2016

Nowadays, there are a lot of jobs out there. Recruiters are always on the lookout to find fresh new workers, there are surges of students looking for employment, and hundreds of people are applying for jobs day-in, day-out. There are a few things you can do to separate yourself from the competition and to make sure you shine through as the best person for the job. Now, here’s how…

1. Build a Fantastic CV

The basic building blocks to making sure that recruiters notice you is to have a CV that best describes you. You don’t have to be a talented graphic designer to have an eye-catching CV, just make the best use of what you have and make sure it reads well. A good trick would be to get a few different people to read over your CV. Not only will this give you the chance for feedback on how well it looks and reads, but they can tell you whether or not it really sounds like you. Remember, you don’t just want a personality to shine through, you want YOUR personality to shine through. If you need some more help with creating your perfect CV, read our 7 top tips to writing a CV.

2. Acknowledge and Address ‘Red Flags’

It’s second nature to ignore the ‘red flags’ that could make you look bad, such as having gaps between employment, but avoiding these red flags won’t solve anything. The best thing to do is to directly acknowledge them and give reasons. Don’t let the recruiter assume the worst. So once you’ve acknowledged anything that may look bad on your CV, think of genuine reasons to justify them. In an interview, you can address the red flags head on, maybe even before the recruiter has mentioned it.

3. Show, Don’t Tell

This doesn’t mean a full presentation showcasing all of your achievements, so don’t start rehearsing just yet. It means show the results from your responsibilities. For example, if you were in charge of health and safety for a site, don’t just say that you were in charge of health and safety, say exactly what you did to put your responsibilities into action and what it resulted in. If you can back up what you did with positive results and facts it will definitely work towards setting you apart from other candidates.

4. Keep Social Media Satire

This is something that most people overlook. If you’re on social media, you’re in a place where your name, face and personal details are open for anyone to see, which includes recruiters! Having an inappropriate post, picture or video directly linked to your personal profile could be detrimental to your success with a recruiter. This includes what your friends are posting too, so make sure you’re not associating yourself with anything or anyone that could make a recruiter decide you’re not right for the job.

5. Build a Personal Brand

Building your personal brand and staying consistent will definitely go towards getting yourself noticed by recruiters. One of the best places to do this would be Linkedin, as most recruiters are actively searching for fresh new talent on Linkedin every day. Building and maintaining your personal brand will show recruiters who you are and where you want to go in your career. Make sure you use an appropriate image of yourself, keep your profile up to date and post regularly.

These five steps will all work hand in hand to give you the best chance at getting noticed by recruiters. Whether you’re looking for a new role or are looking to start a career in the construction industry, visit our contact page and get in touch with your local Bromak branch.

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