How to Make Yourself More Employable
Nov 29, 2019

Nowadays, employers are no longer just looking for applicants with the correct qualifications; instead, they’re looking for passion, drive and the ability to bring something new to their business. When trying to sell yourself to a potential employer, you need to think, ‘What can I offer this company?’ Stand out from the crowd by following these simple tips to help make yourself more employable:

Cookie-cutter Resume’s Don’t Cut It

Employers can notice a poor resume a mile off. It is important that you take the time to update and tailor your resume for each and every job you apply for. If your resume doesn’t look good, employers will be less likely to ask you to come in for an interview. This is even truer if they have a lot of applicants who have gone above and beyond with their resumes.

Before sending in your application, make sure you read the job ads so that you understand what responsibilities and skills they are looking for. When you update your resume, put down any of your skills that match what they’re looking for. For example, if you’re applying for a salesperson position, make sure you include any sales experience you’ve previously had.

If you’re worried about your resume, then maybe you should get some help from a professional. They will be able to help you build a resume that will stand out. Having a good resume can be the difference between you getting the job and them employing someone else.

Further Education

This doesn’t mean that you have to go back to school to make yourself more employable. However, it never hurts to brush up on the skills you already have. You could take an online course or a free workshop seminar at a community college to increase your skillset. Even if you have the correct qualifications and experience needed for the role you're applying for, it may increase your chances in the interview process as it will show that you are willing to put time and effort into learning and your career.

Companies look at how much training they are going to have to provide, so the more training you already have, the better. The Corporate Coach Group provides corporate coaching in lots of different areas, from management and leadership to improving your communication skills. All of these courses would look great on your resume.

Change Your Attitude

Many people spend months looking for and applying for jobs with no luck. Unfortunately, this can lead to you having a negative attitude. Even if you’ve been knocked back in the past, make sure you attend interviews with a confident attitude. If an employer has to choose between a candidate who is self-conscious and nervous and another who is excited and full of confidence, which one do you think they’ll choose? As they say, fake it until you make it.

By following some of the above tips, you will be well on your way to finding your dream job. Make sure you show any prospective employer why they would be lucky to have you on their team. You are unique, confident, willing to learn, and a brilliant team-player. Who wouldn’t want an employee with all these qualities?