Instant Ways to Stand Out In Your Job Search

November 15, 2013

Career Advice

smiley face pinsDoes it feel like the job hunting process is out of your hands? Sure, you can apply for a dream position, but from there it seems like your future lies is in the invisible hands of recruiters. How can you take control? Stand out. Be bold. Be so enticing that a recruiter can’t turn her head. Here are few steps you can take to ensure that you get the call — and get the job.

  • Get a referral or recommendation for the position.
  • Get endorsements on LinkedIn.
  • Fill your LinkedIn profile with key words.
  • Quantify your achievements on LinkedIn and on your resume.
  • In an interview, give specific examples of how you can help them.
  • Ask smart questions.
  • Address cover letters to specific people, not to “To Whom It May Concern.”
  • Make eye contact during an interview.
  • Send personal thank you notes throughout the interview process.

Read more 30+ surefire ways to stand out in your job search over at Mashable.

Image via Jamie Campbell/Flickr.

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Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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