Becoming The Ideal Job Candidate…

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Becoming The Ideal Job Candidate…

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We, at AGS, understand that with the job market going through unforeseen changes during the last few months, many people are reconsidering what the future holds for them.

As competition for job vacancies becomes increasingly fierce, now is the time to take stock of your employability and take steps to make yourself the “ideal candidate”.

With a few simple steps, you can make sure you don’t get overlooked for the next opportunity that comes your way.  

Becoming The Ideal Job Candidate…

#1. Update Your CV

By far the most important thing you can do to improve your chances of making it to the interview stage is to update your CV.

We’re all guilty of neglecting our CV – after all, keeping it up to date isn’t the most exciting thing to do in your spare time!

However, that document potentially stands between you and your next job, so it’s time to take it seriously. 

To get you on the right track, we’re sharing a CV template that will take some of the hassle out of the process.

Top tip: Get into the habit of updating your CV once or twice a year. This makes it a lot less stressful when you actually need to use it.


#2. Practice Your Interview Skills

Working in recruitment, we know all too well that some people look great “on paper”, but at the interview stage their lack of confidence lets them down.

When competition is tough, we need to be sure that you’re fit for the job and can handle any challenge thrown at you.

This is where having good interview skills comes into play.

By working on your interview skills before you need to use them, you can make sure that your interview is memorable for all the right reasons.

And show the person hiring that you’re the ideal candidate.

There are some great free resources online to help you on your way.


#3. Analyse Your Skills

A great way to improve your chances of getting employed is to put yourself in the shoes of a recruiter.

Take a good look at your CV and your experience and then analyse whether there are any gaps that might go against you.

This could be a gap on your resume when you were travelling – mention what the gap relates to and what relevant skills you picked up during your travels.

Or, perhaps you’ve not stayed in any job for long because you have moved a lot – explain the reason and whether it’s still an issue.


Becoming The Ideal Job Candidate – And Finally…

With hundreds of applications for a single position, perceived gaps in your skills could be the reason you get passed over. By putting yourself in the recruiters’ shoes, you can give yourself the best chance of success. 

Being out of work can be incredibly stressful, but by thinking about your employability in advance, you can make it a little easier.

If you’re looking for work or want to explore new opportunities, take a look at our job board for the latest vacancies.

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