The unemployment rate is low. But, as one of Phoenix’s top employment agencies, PrideStaff knows that competition is still fierce on the job market. It’s therefore up to you to convince a hiring manager why they should give you the offer over another candidate.
How can you make yourself more attractive to employers – and more hire-able as a result? Here are some tips to get you started:
Always be learning.
Employers want to hire those people who are continuously educating themselves and learning new things – even if they have 30 years of experience. So whether you’re taking an online course to help you improve your leadership skills or enrolling in college classes to earn an advanced degree, it demonstrates to employers that you’re passionate about what you do and also want to improve. That will go a long way in setting you apart from the pack.
Showcase a good attitude.
When you’re working on your resume or cover letter, or preparing for job interviews, your focus is likely on skills and experience. But don’t forget about attitude, too. Too many people in today’s workplace are hard to work with or have a toxic attitude toward their teammates. Employers know that hiring people like this can spell trouble. That’s why demonstrating a positive attitude will not only make you seem more energetic and enthusiastic, but it’s just another way to help you stand out.
Focus on career progression.
Employers are looking for people who can show forward progress in their careers. They don’t want those who are simply going to get comfortable and stagnate. So on your resume and in your job interviews, talk about times you’ve taken on new roles, what you’ve learned from the experience and how you’ve grown as a result.
Talk about what makes you unique.
Good stories that can help demonstrate your attitude and abilities make your more memorable. Whether you trained for the Olympics, know how to speak five languages, or lived abroad for 15 years, talk about different aspects of your background that make you unique. Also connect the dots for the employer and explain the value you’re able to offer as a result of them.
Some job seekers think they need to create an image of perfection in order to get the job. But if you’re an experienced professional, don’t try to be anyone other than yourself when you walk through the hiring manager’s door. This will make a better impression on the hiring manager. Not only that, but if you’re not yourself and you get hired, you might wind up in a position not right for you.
Need more help making yourself more attractive to hiring managers?
Call the experts at PrideStaff. As one of Phoenix’s top employment agencies, we can give you the inside scoop on getting hired. We can also learn about your skills, background and career path, as well as connect you with terrific job opportunities often not advertised. Find out more! Contact PrideStaff today to learn more or get started.