5 Tips On How To Impress Potential Employers

5 Tips On How To Impress Potential Employers

By Dana Hughes | Business Contributor on January 10, 2017
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If you’re in the process of looking for a new job, you probably understand how important it is to impress potential employers in whatever way you can. However, when it comes to the job seeking process, many jobseekers don’t prepare properly for interviews and find it difficult to land their ideal job. This needn’t be the case and you can impress employers in the following ways.

Obtain the Relevant Qualifications for the Position You Will Be Applying For

When you’re applying for most jobs, you usually need to have some kind of relevant qualification. The more advanced your qualifications are, the more positions you will be eligible for. For example, if you want to enter the business world, there are many more career advancements with an MBA qualification than there are with qualifications that are not as advanced. Even if you are still studying for an MBA, or you intend to start this type of course, you have many more opportunities to be hired for careers with an MBA.

Get the Proper Work Experience

Having the appropriate qualification for a job is a great starting point. However, you need to back up these qualifications by having some relevant work experience, too. Some business courses include work placements, which can be a great way to add some work experience to your resume. As well as this, you could offer to volunteer or work for less money in a business environment, until you get some experience.

Show Enthusiasm for the Job

Many job seekers have the right qualifications and work experience. However, employers also want employees who have the right attitude, work ethic and enthusiasm for the job they will be doing. By preparing properly for the interview process, you can show an employer just how interested you are in the position they have advertised. A professional looking resume is the first way you can show your interest.

Then, if you get called for an interview, it’s vital to carry out extensive research on the company that’s offering the job and the job itself. The more you know about the company and the job, the more impressed your interviewers will be when they are interviewing you.

Explain How You Can Help Your Future Employers If You’re Hired

When an employer is looking for a new employee, they want that employee to hit the ground running and start making an important contribution as quickly as possible. During the interview stage, make sure you explain to your potential employers how you can help them if you are hired.

Provide Proof of Previous Achievements

Talking about what you can do is all good and well, but you may be asked to provide some proof. Make sure you provide reliable references, excellent testimonials, a portfolio of previous work, and the main facts and figures about previous employment achievements.

When you’re looking for a new job, you get one chance to impress the person or people who are interviewing you. If you follow the tips above, you greatly increase the likelihood of being hired based on this great first impression you make.


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