We’re all aware of the motto for the SAS: he who dares, wins. Well, here at Wote Street People, we feel this is pertinent to recruitment for job vacancies in Basingstoke too, albeit with a change of one word, from ‘dare’ to ‘care’.
What we mean by this is really caring about which job vacancies in Basingstoke you apply for and putting research and effort into every job application.
Now, before you start shouting “…but I do!” at the screen, let us give you a few tips that will help you prove to every potential employer that you truly are a candidate that cares (…and you might just win).
Ask yourself these questions:
Depending on your answers, it’s worth questioning your motives for applying. Because, that’s what the employer will be doing when they read your letter and CV. So, do your research before you apply for job vacancies in Basingstoke, not just before your interview.
Don’t fall at the first hurdle. Allow your potential new employer to see not only why you’ve applied, but also that you are a potential fit for their company. If your could-be-boss buys into what you have to offer within the first few lines of your CV or covering letter, they will be looking for more reasons to interview you. Yet, if they don’t buy into you within those first few lines, they’ll probably dismiss your application even quicker.
For better or for worse, recruitment is all about discrimination – some of it is legal, some of it isn’t.
The right attitude
Next step: do research to find out if the company culture will suit you. Look at the website and speak to people who’ve worked there, or know someone who has. Many companies look to recruit new staff based on attitude as well as aptitude. They’re looking for someone who is a good cultural fit within their business. Skills & software can be taught; it’s much harder to moderate an employee’s behaviour.
Your potential employer wants proof that you’re genuinely interested in working for them, not that you’ve applied for all the job vacancies in Basingstoke that have been advertised that day. In fact, did you know that some job boards show the recruiter how many (and which) jobs you’ve applied for recently?
If they see that you’re applying for a wide range of roles, they may assume that you’re just looking for any old job, as opposed to being really interested in working specifically for their company. As with all of us, flattery goes a long way and everyone wants to feel special.
Think of your job search a little like dating. You’re discerning about who you date; you don’t date everyone just so that you have a partner (hopefully).
A helpful summary
We all spend far too long at work not to be engaged in what we’re doing, so it pays to be focused in your approach to finding the right job. Always remember to:
Still not sure about what job you want? Why not speak to one of our consultants? Wote Street People is a recruitment agency looking after job vacancies in Basingstoke and we can help you find the job you love.
Call us on 01256 799127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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