You’re looking for a job, right? So… what is the first thing that you should do? Watch my presentation at FINDE.U Virtual University International Job Fair.
Candidates who want to be successful must stand out from the crowd from the moment they decide to write their CV. All employers want to hire proactive, dynamic people with good taste in the presentation of the curriculum (CV).
Why your cover letter is boring?
You should start with your own story, not with “Dear Sir”… Show passion!
You have just read a job advertisement for your dream job… but there’s only a small problem: you don’t have any relevant professional experience and therefore you don’t know what to put in your CV. Don’t worry!
Everyone has a signature! What’s yours?
LinkedIn is still the social network most people use for professional purposes. So make sure you set up your account carefully and keep it immaculate. Use it like an online CV.
After you have sent in your application, you will need to speak to the recruiter on the phone.
In the book “How to find a job in 30 days”, I wrote a chapter about how you should contact companies by email. I suggest that you finish your cover letter with something like that: “I’ll call next week to talk about this…”
A lot of people are using the european CV model but… it’s not possible to stand out from the crowd if you use the same model as everyone. You need to use different models to stand out, to show your creativity!
People are sending a lot of CV to companies and get no answer! Why? Because they’re scaring companies!
You can scare companies with “simple” things like your email address.