In this week’s #UROpinion, we asked you: What’s the Number 1 Tip You’d Give Job Seekers Applying to Your Vacancy?
The comments left were all varied but useful tips! Applying to jobs has become more competitive than ever, so finding a way of standing out as an applicant is vital. For every job opening, there are more candidates than ever before. For example, early last year, more than 1,700 people applied for just eight jobs at a Costa Coffee shop in the UK.
You can read every response we received below. They are the views of experienced recruiters and industry professionals, so use their wisdom to land your dream job by understanding an employers needs! Remember to join our #UROpinion discussion every Monday on LinkedIn, where you can comment on our latest discussion now!
Do you have any advice to job seekers? As a job seeker, what do you feel sets you apart? Let us know in the comments.
— Undercover Recruiter (@UndercoverRec) January 5, 2015
Charles Young mentioned having other abilities outside of formal qualifications is a great quality for a candidate to possess:
Charles Young, MS, CPRW Career Development Specialist | Certified Professional Résumé Writer | Global Career Development Facilitator For anyone applying for my vacancy (Career Development Specialist for the Connecticut Department of Labor), the number 1 tip I could give is that although a Bachelor’s Degree and at least 15 credit hours in Psychology or Sociology are required to apply, this is a Social Service position, and having the attributes of empathy and the ability/willingness to “coach” others to help them attain their career / job search goals will really determine your long-term success in this position.