Can you Still Land that Job?

A new way to land that job rather an old way, many neglected. “Did you neglect it? “a way you can learn now and you might land that job.

Landing a job requires:

  • Meeting job requirements

Job requirements are “must haves” that an employer is looking for in a candidate for a certain job position. Job requirements are qualifications and skills necessary for a certain position. They are usually written in form of a list.

  • Sending a Curriculum vitae(CV)/Resume and motivational letter

CV/Resume is a document created and used by a person to present their background, skills and accomplishments. Motivational letter also known as a personal statement or a cover letter, is a short piece of writing all about you; your post, your ambitions, your personality and your interests.

  • Nailing the interview

An interview is essentially a structured conversation where one participant ask questions, and the other provides answers. The word “interview” refers to a one-on-one conversation between an interviewer and interviewee.

And lastly getting that email/call from the recruiter giving you the speech of a life time, that you are now part of the family of the company.

“Yes!! I know, that’s the one we dream-of”

About 60% of job seekers can’t write a good resume/CV and a motivational letter and about 40% can write a good CV/Resume.

“Send as many CV’s/Resume’s as you can, you will eventually get that job” this is the advice we all are given “but when?” they say it’s the key to landing that job. “How is that working out?” and you still reading this article it’s surely not working right now. Don’t worry.

Read these and be part of the 40% amazing CV/resume and motivational letter writers:

  • How to write a great CV/Resume by Paul McGee:

We have all faced the frustration of knowing we can do the job, but how do we get ‘a foot in the door’? Not only is a CV/Resume necessary for the benefit of the intended reader, but as this book will illustrate, compiling one can provide a great insight for you personally…

  • Exactly how to sell by Paul M Jones:

This book is designed to provide you with a hand-held walk through the myriad factors that influence the decision-making process and allow you to achieve more success through empowering more people to choose you.

One easy thing to learn now, and increase your chances of landing that job:

  • A.I.D.A:

A- ttention

You first get their attention, this will get them to at least read what you have to say.

I-nterest

Capture their interest, now get them to slide deeper down the slope by getting them genuinely interested in what you’ve gotta say.

D-esire

Show them what life could be with this tell them how much faster a problem would be solved with this.

A-ction

Get them to take an action or take whatever step you want them.

What not to do:

  • Submit a job application with typos

Check your Resume/CV and cover letter, for grammar and spelling. If you submit a job application with a typo. It can knock you out of contention on for a job. This means writing in full sentences and checking spelling and grammar.

Always, always triple-check the spelling of the company and contact names, too- those mistakes are particularly eye-catching.

That’s it, I won’t say more. JUST GO AFTER IT.