CyberCoders, a worldwide recruiting firm that uses technology and recruiters to find optimum careers for qualified candidates, recently announced 10 ways job seekers can land a job in 30 days. In competitive job markets in areas such as technology, sales and health care, recruiters offer the following tips to secure a new job.
Click through for 10 tips to help you land a job more quickly, provided by CyberCoders, a worldwide recruiting firm.
A resume is a primary marketing tool and should quickly indicate to a hiring manager that the candidate has the qualifications needed for the job. Executive recruiters suggest that a resume should keep wording short and concise, list accomplishments rather than duties, exclude personal interests and ensure there are no grammatical errors. Keep a resume to two pages or less and skip the cover page.
A candidate saying they are a “quick learner” is like saying they lack the required job skills. While hardly anyone possesses all of the skills listed in a job description, one will not get the interview unless he or she has at least 75 percent of the requirements. Ensure that the job description is a match before applying.
Spend some quality time reviewing the company’s website to get a full understanding of the company’s services, products and company culture. Recruiters suggest that candidates offer their knowledge of the organization when appropriate during an interview and then elaborate on why they would be an asset if hired. Knowing a firm’s competitors can also be helpful on an interview. Using company review sites such as CareerBliss.com can be a great way to see what employees have to say about a company through their reviews section and salary listings.
After researching a potential job, ensure that you have a sense of the company culture. Often a company’s culture can be a key factor in determining whether an employee is happy with their employer.
CyberCoders consistently researches where the job openings are nationwide. Currently, large cities such as New York and Los Angeles have the highest number of job openings in industries such as technology, health care and sales. The full list includes:
- Los Angeles, CA
- New York, NY
- San Francisco, CA
- San Jose, CA
- Boston, MA
- Washington, DC
Being open to relocating can make or break whether one gets a job in 30 days. Many candidates who received their job through CyberCoders move to a new city for a few years to get the experience they need and then relocate to the city they really want to live in after they improved their knowledge base and resume.
Ensure that the interviewer understands why you are qualified for the job. Sharing past accomplishments in a way that is relevant to the current job opening can be a strategic way to ensure the hiring manager knows the candidate’s capabilities without boasting.
Being flexible and willing to compromise can be a great asset in today’s hiring environment. Look for additional bonuses if the salary is not the exact salary requested. Benefit programs and employee incentives can also be a factor in determining overall long-term happiness. In the end, these types of programs may equate to be more valuable than a salary increase.
CyberCoders recruiters say that candidates looking for a job can spend up to eight hours a day researching job opportunities. They suggest treating a job search as a full-time job. Candidates who are up to speed on the latest job postings often have the upper hand. CyberCoders offers job alerts right to your mobile, which can help candidates apply for a job as soon as it is posted. Posting resumes on Monster.com, CareerBliss.com, CareerBuilder.com, LinkedIn.com and CyberCoders.com can be key when job hunting.
Most hiring managers in today’s job market will research a candidate’s background and their online reputation. Ensure that content posted on social media sites represents the same brand presented at the time of the interview.
Recruiters say timing has a large impact on overall hiring performance. They suggest that candidates be open to possibilities, research and network at every opportunity and be ready if a job opening happens with their resume in hand.