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6 Ways Candidates Can Set Themselves Apart

September 15, 2017

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6 Ways Candidates Can Set Themselves Apart

September 15, 2017

 

Let’s face it, at times life throws us in places where we find ourselves stuck with the masses and it feels smothering to see our identity and uniqueness not coming to light. 

 

But worry not, it does not have to remain that way. There is no magic potion but following few simple steps you can mould your future and land the job of your dreams. By drafting a resume that speaks for you and highlights your distinctive qualities and merits required for the desired job.

 

You will need to find a way to set yourself apart from hundreds of other applicants, dig in to find how you can embellish your resume to catch the eye of the employer in the first glance.

 

1. Initiate with a summary

You only get 10 seconds for your resume to mark an impression on the employer. that incorporates all the essential points of your resume – as this will be the first section that the recruiter actually reads.

Fill in the highlights of your resume to share with the employer your achievements and experience.

 

2. Make Your Resume Creative

What pleases the eye, sells. Shed the conventional and traditional way of resume writing, . The key is to frame a catchy resume that spikes the interest of the employer to thoroughly go through your resume. Crafting a creative resume with a can emphasize your personality and skills in an effective way.

 

3. Use tasteful graphics and visuals

For any field, creativity is the most essential requirement of any employer. Relying on text and facts can be the common and conventional way to go about but a visual aid charting your accomplishments may hit just the right cords. A typical, mundane resume can easily be overlooked but an enchanting yet professional resume will set you apart.

 

4. Outline your achievements instead of experience

It is not enough to merely mention your work experience. Put in your achievements. Work experience falls under responsibilities that need to be done, whereas achievements show that you are good at what you do. Describe the ways you have excelled in your profession.

 

5. Know about the company

What can set you apart is your knowledge about the company before applying. Employers appreciate candidates who are well aware of the company and their requirements. Spell out how you would fit in to the position. Share the experiences and skills that match the employer’s requirements.

 

6. Start working before you are hired

Passion is the key! The best way to make yourself stand out is to pay attention to details, research and send in your ideas relating to work to the company, before you are even hired.

The ability to take your work as the priority and not just focusing on ‘getting the job’ will impress the recruiter.

 

These are the simple steps to how you can set yourself apart from the crowd. It is your game and you must know how to mould the rules to make things work in your favour. A little uniqueness and creativity can take you a long way in your career.

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