Career Advice: How To Get More Job Interviews

If you are not finding good count of interviews, know that you have not well written your CV and you need to see into that tangent. Customising your CV to each job you is about to apply for might appear a time investing task, but it can improve the chances of getting an interview call. Today’s blog at career advice talks about how to get more job interviews.

Career advice on how to get more interview calls:

Understand the job requirements:

If you find the job descriptions very similar, yet you need to think about it and you can see the differences. When a company defines as “Technical writer” or “Content writer”, the same might have a different kind of job profile in a different company. So applying for one is not the same way applying for the other and both need different eligibility criteria.

Make sure that your job application is keyword specific:

An essential career advice is that you need to have a keyword specific CV customized. Several companies use ATS to find data from the CV by searching for relevant keywords or phrases. So you need to showcase your relevant skills and experience to get sorted.

Customise your summary or skills section to match the JD:

Your summary telling about your qualifications and skills must be varying for each job you apply for. You need to draw the recruiter’s attention to relevant skills or experience and for that you need to make a strong skill section and that too at the start of your CV.

Tell about recent and relevant achievements:

Yes, it is essential to mention your achievements even if not very specific or accountable. If you desire to be noticed you should list some achievements that tell about the quality you can bring to an organization and how you could be a trouble-shooter for your company and organization.

How to be outshining, once you come across an interview?

The thing you need to do is try to answer your questions with examples. It would add value to your answers and also help the interviewer understand your qualities. The questions like “Tell about a time…” or “Tell about a situation…” must be answered with elaboration. The interviewer is actually trying to find out how you could benefit the company and why the benefits are more appealing than others.

Hence, recommended is the S.T.A.R format. (S – Situation T – Task A – Action R – Result)

S.T.A.R. demonstrates how your key skills are applied in work.

Situation/Task:

Here you need to tell about a work-related situation wherein you were and the task you did to help the situation.

Action:

Tell about the action you took and make sure this concentrates on you.

You tell that how you did your task and don’t say what you could have done.

Results:

Tell about the achievement, how it helped you and the way you accomplished your task.

S.T.A.R. format is strongly recommendation by Margaret Buj (an Interview coach)

Also, develop S.T.A.R. statements from your previous jobs on your CV which you wish to draw their attention to. When you apply the statements as examples, your interviewer would become familiar with the various positions you have owned, and also will get a good idea of your career track record of success in different positions.

With this, we conclude. Hope this helps you in your jobs search and finding more calls for interviews.

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