The Competitive Corporate Reality: How Can You Increase Your Chances Of Being Hired?
Modern-day statistics show that the average corporate jobs can receive over 250 applications per role, so how can you be proactive in making sure you’re the number one choice?
Whether you’re preparing for the future or getting ready for an upcoming vacancy, here are several ways you can dramatically increase your chances of getting hired.
Acquire a Referral
When you shop online (such as Amazon), how often is your purchasing decision swayed by the reviews that other shoppers have left on the products?
That’s right, every time, and the same applies to the job work. Get yourself a referral from a colleague, boss, or manager to increase your chances of being hired by as much as 14%.
Get the Skills You Need
The internet is a vast pool of resources and knowledge, and you’re only setting yourself at a disadvantage if you don’t take the opportunities to make the most of it. There is a wealth of training courses and learning programs, ranging from IT training to leadership coaching, to enhance your skills and abilities.
Of course, the more skills and abilities you have, the more you can put on your resume, and ultimately the more valuable you’ll be to the corporate business you’re applying for.
It’s crucial that you take the time to prepare for your upcoming interview. Use social media and the internet the research the company to get a feel for their ethics, ethos, and expectations. You could even research the people who are going to be interviewing you (perhaps through LinkedIn), so you can prepare for what lies ahead. The more you know, the more confident you’ll be.
Don’t Allow Rejections to Bring You Down
As mentioned above, the average number of applications per vacancy is around 250 applicants. That’s 249 disappointed applicants every time. Just because you get rejected from some jobs, you can’t let this break your stride or damage your confidence; it will show in future interviews.
When rejected, simply take the interview as an experience, self-reflect, and analysis your performance, and see what you can do better next time. You can even ask the interviewers for feedback on what happened, providing you with real constructive criticism you can use to better yourself.
Consider Your Online Presence
A vast number of businesses will now check your social media profiles before or after they have interviewed you to see what kind of person you are and whether you’re suitable for the role, and the rest of the business.
Consider cleaning up your profiles to look professional, appropriate and suitable for the role you’re applying for to maximize your chances of securing the job.
In reality, there is an infinite number of ways you can increase your chances of being hired in the corporate world; it’s all about doing what works best for you. Identify your weaknesses, amplify your strengths, and give a 110% to be the best candidate you can be.