8 EASY WAYS TO SECURE THAT JOB INTERVIEW

8 EASY WAYS TO SECURE THAT JOB INTERVIEW

| I’M HIRING

In my last monthly POST, one of the biggest projects I needed to complete was to find a PPC assistant for work – if you want to know more about what PPC is, and what I do everyday, this POST goes into more detail

When my manager left in December, I’ve taken on his job as well as trying to do my own – and my to-do list has been never ending since

We were always going to get an assistant to expand the team at some point, but because we’re so under resourced now, we’ve been prioritising finding the right person to help me

8 EASY WAYS TO SECURE THAT JOB INTERVIEW
8 EASY WAYS TO SECURE THAT JOB INTERVIEW

| I ALWAYS SKIM READ

Currently interviews are well underway, and so far I’ve read my fair share of CV’s

I know for me, when these CV’s come through for me to review, I’m always always busy

So I’ve never actually read a CV in full, I always skim read¬†

With that in mind, there are certain things that I look out for, that helps me to decide whether or not to invite that person in for an interview

8 EASY WAYS TO SECURE THAT JOB INTERVIEW

| GET TO THE POINT & USE BULLET POINTS

Here are my 8 tips to help secure that job interview

  1. Use bullet points, and avoid dense paragraphs. The last thing I’d want to do is read an essay when my mind is busy elsewhere trying to do something else
  2. Get to the point. I think goes hand in hand with using bullets points. For me personally, I just want to know what your experience is as quickly as possible, preferably within 2 pages max
  3. Format your CV so that it’s easy to read. Unless you’re applying for a creative role where it would be beneficial to show off your design skills, just let your experience stand out for itself
  4. List your work experience in chronological order, and put this first over your University degree. I could do a whole post on what I think about degrees, but for me, I think work experiences are more valuable
  5. Set up a professional email address. We’ve all had those email addresses that we set up in high school, mine was [email protected] (I made this right after watching the Pink Panther film!) – don’t carry this over onto your CV
  6. Set up a LinkedIn page, and clean up your social media pages. Remove anything you wouldn’t want recruiters to see. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t social stalk
  7. Connect with us on Social. Expeically within digital marketing, most of us will have profiles on Twitter, Instagram etc I’m always pretty impressed if you can find me.
  8. Add relevant keywords. A recruiter once told me, when they are looking for someone with specific skills, they just run a search filter on keywords against thousands of CV’s. Don’t get missed out on the first search

8 EASY WAYS TO SECURE THAT JOB INTERVIEW
8 EASY WAYS TO SECURE THAT JOB INTERVIEW

| LAND THAT JOB INTERVIEW

I read a statistic somewhere on Business Insider, that recruiters spend on average around 6 seconds reading your CV!

So if you really want to secure that job interview, it’s so important to spend time coming up with a clear and concise CV that is going to give as much information possible without boring the reader

Think outside the box, and find us on LinkedIn or on Twitter, you’ll make our lives easier and you’ll definitely be remembered for it!

I hope this has helped you in any way, and if you’re still looking for a job – persevere and keep going!

Good Luck! x

8 EASY WAYS TO SECURE THAT JOB INTERVIEW
8 EASY WAYS TO SECURE THAT JOB INTERVIEW

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  • Good point that the CV has to have immediate impact. Maybe the CV should be able to “work” even if the reader only skims the front page. Also a good point that often the “reader” might not be a human.

    Re #6 “… clean up your social media pages”. Very true. And not just social media: we routinely just Google anybody we might be considering working with.

    You don’t mention your outfit. Is that your recommended interviewee outfit, or is it what you’ll be wearing as interviewer?

    Phil