Whether or not you are looking for a career change, getting a recruiter call is never a bad idea. It tells you that you are in demand and a few interviews here and there keeps you grounded about how the job ecosystem is evolving. One of the biggest challenges for job seekers is how to get their profile noticed or how to get the attention of recruiters who are stifling through thousands of profiles on the recruitment databases. Sometimes, confidence or self-esteem might come in your way and demotivate or underestimate your capabilities. In these cases, you can certainly look up some motivational speaker videos that will help you regain that much-needed confidence to get yourself noticed. The key to getting recruiters attention involves a few simple steps that will make your profile stand out. Here are a few of them:
Tailor make your CV - Relevance is crucial when applying for any job. Your CV is most likely targeted towards one profession or industry, but no two jobs will be exactly the same. Whenever you apply for a role, take a few minutes to check your CV against the job advertisement or job description and look for any potential improvements you can make. For example, if you are hiding a crucial qualification at the bottom of your CV, move it to the top and make it prominent, if that’s a key requirement of a particular role. Tailoring your CV for every application may take a little more effort, but it’s a better to use of time than making 10 generic applications that may not attract the attention you need. Many great motivational speakers offer counselling sessions too, where they provide one-on-one attention to people looking for their career opportunities. Taking instances from their vast experience, they will surely be able to help you out.
Career Objective or Career Summary – This is the opening and probably the most important part of your profile and make sure that it adequately represents you. Lot of people don’t pay attention to this and will just copy from other resumes that they find good. That is a big mistake which everyone should avoid. A suitable career summary is like a two-minute presentation of your career, your achievements, interests, motivation and your aspirations. It’s about who you are, what you have been and where you want to be. If you are second-guessing yourself and do not yet know who you truly are, you can always seek guidance from the best motivational speakers in India. They can help you ensure that you don’t underrepresent it or make it sound like hundreds of other profiles.
Update your profile photo – LinkedIn, one of the largest business networking professional websites claims that profiles with updated photographs get 21% more views then profiles without a photograph. Likewise, if you are sending your profile to recruiters over email, make sure that your CV has an updated picture of yours.
Update your location – Most recruiters screen or search for profiles basis location criteria. Make sure that you have updated both your current location as well as preferred location. A small miss here can make your profile go unnoticed with thousands of recruiters searching for profiles like yours, both on job portals as well as on social media websites.
Showcase your achievements and the impact they have made – A lot of profiles are bullet point listing of what they have done. Understand that your profile is not a task list. Don’t list everything that you have done. List important projects you have undertaken and the overall impact they created. Impact could be in terms of profitability, cost-savings or process enhancements or shortening the time of the production cycle. Highlight the successes and it would not be a bad idea to list a few failures too! It may happen that coming to terms with your failures is taking some time. To provide you with that motivation to get over this hurdle and reach the other side, the great motivational speakers out there can help you. We all make mistakes and acknowledging them and showcasing them projects honesty and accountability, qualities that a lot of potential employer’s value seriously.
Make sure your profile has the right keywords – Most recruiters today search for candidates by applying keyword filters when performing a search on job databases. These filters could be basic skills, years of experience, location, salary bracket and so on. So when you are updating your profile on a job portal, do ensure that your profile carries relevant keywords which may make your profile searchable. You can talk to the top motivational speakers in India who have experience in these matters. Some of them also have vast experience in the corporate world, making them the perfect teacher.
Create an impactful cover letter – Many times, people just send their resumes to recruiters without mentioning anything in the body of the email, assuming that recruiters are waiting to receive their profiles. This should be avoided at all costs. Understand that recruiters are always hiring for multiple skills, multiple positions and every resume received by them is not immediately opened. They would classify the received resumes into folders on their system and start reviewing them as and when they have the urgency to close a position. Now when a candidate sends their profile without a covering letter, the recruiter has to take the effort of opening the profile and then save the profile into his folders for relevant action if found suitable. If you are actively seeking a job change, the least you can do is to create a powerful cover letter that should summarise what position you are applying for and how your experience makes you the right candidate for that position. If you are in doubt regarding how to make such an impactful cover letter, the best motivational speakers in India also dispense their talent as business or corporate speakers. Listening to them can provide you with a clearer perspective and put you on the right path. This saves recruiter effort and also shows that you have taken the effort to describe who you are and thus making recruiters' task a little easier.
Like other countries, ours too house several famed orators who can spin up a few words and motivate you in a jiffy. Vineet Tandon happens to be one of these great men. Not only is he one of the top motivational speakers in India, but also the first to pioneer musical motivational speaking in the country. Yes, through an array of songs, poems and ditties, he doles out his wise words for people to listen and take advice from the same. Having over 18 years of experience in the corporate industry himself, he is certain to know a thing or two about recruitment in the throat-cut world. Hence do not shy away from reaching out to him for help or even tune in to one of his motivational speaker videos!