Here are a few basic concepts that go a long way to getting you to a happy job state.
- A person has to be interested in the topic – to go further
If you’re an employer who is reading a so-so cover letter that quite frankly is good night-time sleeping material, what are the odds he or she will call the applicant? You can get that job you’re applying to (provided you have the minimum requirements) if you sound inspiring, fascinating, compelling – any adjective that equates to interesting.
- You must be able to communicate clearly
When you see “communication skills” on a job ad, it’s not there for fun. Effective communication ability is a combination of things, with the central point being that you can make people understand important or vital business information quickly and easily. Can’t write too well? Start taking writing classes after work. Don’t give the greatest presentations? There are lots of free resources for public speaking help, you just need to choose one.
- Image is critical
Of course substance is vital too – but how you present yourself will often make or break your chances of getting the job. Look the part for the interview, write a flawless, compelling cover letter and resume – and make sure all of your online profiles are accurate and up to date.
- Prepare. Prepare.
Interviewers can often tell just by glancing at you when you arrive for the interview if you’re prepared. Do you look calm and confident? Or confused and anxious? Maybe you won’t be asked in the interview what you “know” about the company – but if you are, and you’re ready with an arsenal of powerful information, where do you stand in the interviewers eyes?
The more effort you put into your “perfect” job – the more likely you’ll do just that, land the best job for you.