The moment when you finally decide to give it a shot and try your luck for a new job is the time when you really need to plan your job application very precisely. Whether you just want to switch your current job, or you want to begin your career as a fresher right after finishing your college, resourceful and timely planning is quintessential to get your hands on your dream job.
Are you ready with the timeline and plan action for your dream job?
The perfect groundwork and forethought help in ensuring the selection among all other job applicants. Three basic fields of this corporate war are Planning, Preparation and Execution, whereas the key to success is Perseverance. Finding a dream job and trying to get the same isn’t a cakewalk at all.
The competitiveness has grown multifold and selection criteria are even dwarfing the Everest. In such a scenario, every single step from job hunt to landing the interview and confronting the hiring manager is a Herculean task.
Let’s try to go by the basic guidelines and ensure that the checklist is thoroughly followed before applying for the dream job:
1. SUBMIT THE APPLICATION IN THE MORNING AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK
The clock never stops ticking, nor do the recruiters wait till long. The industry trends have shown a pattern of the recruitment process, which once understood, can make it halfway through for the candidates.
Most of the new job posts are launched at the beginning of the week and recruiters start short-listing the CVs by the weekend. Moreover, the day begins with fresh energy for all and the same applies to recruiters as well.
Putting it in direct words, the best time to submit the job application is during the mornings of the early days of the week. This actually increases the chances of a CV to be evaluated in detail by the job posters.
Congratulations! Half the race is won.
2. INCREASE THE SELECTION CHANCES BY BEING AN EARLY APPLICANT
Once the CV is shortlisted and screening is done, the interviews are scheduled for the candidates in the same order.
If someone has applied right after the job is posted and has been in the front line of recruiters’ observation, there is a high probability of early interview schedule and even higher chances of getting the dream job. No hiring manager wants to linger onto the interview process for long.
3. DRAFT THE CV SMARTLY SO THAT SHOWS YOU AS A STAR
The early bird catches the worm. True, but the bird must be wise. While timing your job application perfectly, ensure that the groundwork and research related to the company and job profile are adroitly done.
The CV should be framed in a way, that it portrays the candidate as a perfect choice for the job and the company gets interested in hiring and utilizing the candidate’s potential.
Applicants should also try to include references into their CVs which helps in increasing the candidate’s genuineness.
4. FRAME A COMPANY-CENTRIC CV WHILE APPLYING IN TIME:
Avoid using a generic CV for job posts from a similar domain. Every time the job application is filed, it should be framed, keeping the company’s portfolio and requirements in mind.
When the precise skills and qualities are mentioned in the resume, the recruiters are bound to land the candidates for interview.
5. NEVER FORGET A COVER LETTER
While applying for a job, always keep in mind that there must be a detailed cover letter explaining the understanding of the job requirements and how the candidate can benefit the company.
An attractive cover letter along with a well-drafted CV can land you directly to the interviewer’s chamber.
As the wise have said, time and tides never come again. Understand the importance of time and act in accordance. Search for the dream job during weekends and prepare the groundwork.
Shoot up the application at the beginning of the week and don’t miss the cover letter. This is the smartest way of being a star in the crowd and getting in the sight of the recruiters easily.
Get the dream job successfully following these simple guidelines and proceed towards the apex.
– Article by Vidur Gupta, Director, Spectrum Talent Management – Global recruitment firm