Want to Join Your Favourite Corporate? Follow these 10 steps
“The expert at anything was once a beginner.” – Helen Hayes
Fresh out of university and looking to dip your toe in the corporate pool? The process of finding job vacancies, prepping, interviewing, and finally getting hired is stressful and exhilarating in equal parts. The high of earning your first salary is like no other. What if we told you that we have a ready checklist for you to follow, for you to stand out among recruiters? Want to know more?
- Resume ready: Did you know that 76% of resume rejections are due to inappropriate email addresses. The first impression is often the last, and your resume has the responsibility of doing it for you. It is imperative to have a proper resume, one that portrays to the employer your capabilities effectively. Keep your resume updated, crisp, and maintain a proper format. Make sure the information you provide is true.
- Read: Before appearing for any recruitment processes, read about the profile, the organisation, and the industry. Find out the details about the culture, and the people in the organisation. Read up on blogs and other review sites available online. Another good way to impress employers is to be aware of current affairs and news related to your industry.
- Reassess: Someone was once asked, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” She replied, “Making a difference with the skills I learn with you in these five years”. The person was instantly hired. Recruiters need to see that you have clarity about your future, only then they can put their trust in you.
- Rehearse: Clarity of thoughts and expressing them effectively is a good way to hold the recruiter’s attention. Therefore, ensure your vocabulary and fluency don’t fail you during that critical time. Rehearse as much as you can to ensure you are well prepared for all scenarios.
- Review: Your skills are your chief armours. Review your technical knowledge. It is important to brush up on the fundamentals of your field so that you can ace the technical round of the interview. Be sure to check the latest advancements in your field as well.
- Refresh: Refresh your corporate skills, make sure you have a strong grasp of some basic yet mandatory skills, like MS Office, professional grooming standards, workplace etiquette, etc. Read up on the dos and don'ts in the office space and brush up on your understanding of diversity.
- Retrospect: It is necessary to gauge your aptitude and work on the features that set you back. Hence, self-introspection and seeking feedback are very important. Find out what works for you and what does not, so that when you are preparing for the interview, you can prepare accordingly.
- Record: One of the best ways to self-analyse would be to take a psychometric test and record the results. Align the results with the available career options and it would then be easy for you to understand if you fit in the industry and workplace.
- Reinforce: You have only 7 seconds to make an impactful first impression! Make this time count to leave a positive impression on the recruiter. Dress up in formal attire, have your resume and other documents ready in a portfolio, and maintain good etiquette.
- Remember: If you have diligently followed all the above points, then there is just one more R that you should keep in mind, and that is remembering to be confident. You know your skills, you are trained, and you have practised. So, present yourself with confidence. But also remember there is a fine line between confidence and arrogance.
Practising and eventually mastering these 10 R's of Recruitment will give you a fighting chance at interviews. Begin at least three months before you start applying to ensure you are ready.
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