Last month IQ PARTNERS PR & Marketing Recruiter, Carly-Anne Fairlie, wrote a guest post for This Beautiful Day lifestyle blog on 10 Tips for Landing Your Dream Job. In it she provides job seekers with advice on how to craft the perfect resume, job search tips, and how to wow in an interview. You can read the full article here.
On Saving Your Resume
Carly-Anne reminds job seekers to “save your resume with an easily identifiable name. YourNameResumeJan2015 – is the best. That way when a hiring manager needs to find it, they can do so easily and you know which one is the most current version. Seems simple enough, but I get a lot of attachments just titled ‘Resume’”.
On Keeping a List
If you’re applying to multiple jobs, Carly-Anne advises you keep a list, and “include the name of the company, the job title, hiring manager or HR person’s name & contact info, a copy of the job description and a link to the company website. Keep it handy on your desktop or even saved in your smartphone. That way if you get a call about one of the roles when you’re out and about, you can take it right away and have some information handy to refresh your memory. If a recruiter or hiring manager is actively working on a role and you answer the phone, then it could give you a leg up on the competition. They’re spending the time talking to you and not moving on to the next candidate.”
On Interviewing Strategically
“Begin thinking of what you would do when you are in the role,” she says. “Bring notes and an outline of your approach to show the hiring manager that you have done research, thought about what you would do in the role and present what you can bring to the table to achieve the goals.”
IQ PARTNERS is an Executive Search & Recruitment firm with offices in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. We help companies hire better, hire less & retain more. We have teams of specialist recruiters in Financial Services & Insurance, Marketing Communications & Media, Emerging Tech & Telecom, Consumer Goods & Retail, B2B & Industrial, Technology, Accounting & Finance, HR & Operations, Energy, Mining & Engineering, Life Sciences, and Construction, Property & Real Estate. IQ PARTNERS has its head office in Toronto and operates internationally via Aravati Global Search Network. Click here to view current job openings and to register with us.