Get the at­ten­tion of job re­cruiters —and keep it!

Want hir­ing man­agers to be im­pressed by your ré­sumé and re­mem­ber you long af­ter your in­ter­view? Here are the proven ways to get no­ticed and stand out from the pack!

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●1 Tighten your ré­sumé!

Think the more de­tails you in­clude in your ré­sumé, the more im­pres­sive you ap­pear? Just the op­po­site! Re­search shows a shorter list that fo­cuses on im­por­tant skills, suc­cesses and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties (like your de­gree and that you were pro­moted at your last job) makes you look bet­ter than a longer list that in­cludes less im­por­tant skills (like know­ing Mi­crosoft Word). When we read a list of ac­com­plish­ments, we men­tally rate each one on its qual­ity, so in­clud­ing only those that are high-qual­ity makes you ap­pear to be a stronger can­di­date!

●2 Make eye con­tact!

You likely re­hearse an­swers to com­mon in­ter­view ques­tions. Also key to prac­tice? Main­tain­ing eye con­tact as you say them! In sur­veys, in­ter­view­ers cite lack of eye con­tact from can­di­dates as a top gripe, say­ing it de­notes too lit­tle con­fi­dence. Tip: Look away ev­ery now and then rather than con­stantly star­ing, so it looks more nat­u­ral.

●3 Be your­self!

Know you’re a great fit for a job and have the cre­den­tials the in­ter­viewer is seek­ing? Here’s one sure­fire way to stand out from other top can­di­dates: Ad­mit a few flaws, for in­stance, that your desk is usu­ally messy. In a new study in the Jour­nal of Ap­plied Psy­chol­ogy, this sur­pris­ing tac­tic sig­nif­i­cantly in­creased the chances of the best ap­pli­cants be­ing hired! Once re­cruiters re­al­ize how per­fect you are for the po­si­tion, they want to know about a few of your im­per­fec­tions be­cause it makes you ap­pear more authen­tic and trust­wor­thy!

●4 Send a quick thanks!

The ma­jor­ity of re­cruiters not only ex­pect a fol­low-up note from in­ter­vie­wees, they say get­ting one im­pacts their de­ci­sion about whom to hire! To boost your chances of nab­bing your dream job, e-mail your thank-you within 24 hours of your in­ter­view. Re­search shows just one in three in­ter­vie­wees sends a fol­low-up note this quickly, yet most in­ter­view­ers pre­fer this kind of speedy re­sponse since it shows your en­thu­si­asm for the po­si­tion and com­pany!

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