We already know that successful job placement is more than writing a great resume. You still have to be proactive after you turn in your application. You do not want your application to get lost or disregarded. Be sure that the potential employer pays attention to your application. You could be the perfect person for the job, but the employer may not know that just by looking at your application or resume.
With limited job openings and a great deal of people applying, employers can afford to be somewhat picky about who they hire. Therefore, you must work to stay at the top of the list of possible hires. That means you must be proactive and work hard so that the employer won’t overlook you. Here are a few steps you can take to avoid getting lost in the crowd. Do not let that perfect job slip through your fingers, again.
Draw attention to your resume or cover letter by matching the job description to keywords or phrases on these documents.
Establish a relationship with those in charge of hiring.
If you can, try to turn in your application and resume in person. Introduce yourself to those in the personnel office. Tell them a few things about yourself any point out your qualifications.
Let your Social Networking work for you. Linked In and other professional groups are great tools you can use to help you get hired. Chances are you know someone, or you know someone who knows a person who works in the company you’d like to work for. Establish and maintain a connection with that person.
Don’t let them forget about you. Keep up your efforts to stay in touch with the application process. If you can get a timeline for interviews or hiring from the company you will find this beneficial.
Ask about other openings or opportunities you may also be considered for.
At times, it can take several weeks to review all the applications that were submitted for a position. Keep in contact with the people you met in the personnel office, and your connections on social networking sites. Either visit the personnel office in person, or if you decide to call, ask to speak with someone; you have simply reminded them who you are and ask about how the process is going.