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Get Recruitment Ready with Us: 5 tips on getting your application noticed

By: Nadia Khan, Frontline Recruiter based in Toronto, Ontario

It’s an exciting time for you! Whether you’re deciding to start a new job, a new career, or feel it’s time for a change, check out these pro job application tips guaranteed to get you noticed!

1. Clarity over confusion

Before you dive into your job search, evaluate yourself, your skills, your knowledge, experience, areas of expertise and your must-haves. This will help you focus and narrow in on the type of jobs that best suit your skills.

2. Knowledge is power!

Do your homework. You’ll benefit from researching the company and the job you are applying for. Take your time to read the job description and all the pertinent details of the job before you apply.

If you have an opportunity to reach out to an employee who works in that company or in that role, ask to meet with them, they may be able to provide valuable insight on company culture and why you may or may not be a good fit.

3. First Impressions

A good first impression can last a lifetime, not to mention getting your foot in the door. A cover letter is not always required, but if you are unsure whether to send one, always err on the side of caution and include one. If you choose to use one, consider checking the company website or LinkedIn to find the hiring manager’s name.

4. Tailor-made Resume

Did you know? It only takes seconds to make your mark and for the recruiter to determine if you are a good fit for the role. A strong resume is key to your success in landing a job you’re interested in. Take your time and do it right! Check out “Resume Refined” for more info on resume writing tips.

5. Networking at it’s best!

Building your brand and your network paves the way to identify work opportunities and connect with potential employers. Use your current social circle online and offline as a good starting point. You may also want to attend job fairs, register with an employment agency, find groups of interest, or update your social media profiles.

Social media is a great tool to help you with your job search and to connect you with employers. The ones we, as Rogers recruiters, use most often are Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.