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How to Make Yourself More Hireable

The modern-day job search process can be intimidating if you’re unfamiliar with the current trends. It can be difficult, especially for people who don’t feel they possess interpersonal skills. Here are some of the first things you can do to make yourself more hireable.

Learn New Skills

First and foremost, it’s all about what you can do. Having excellent skills and plentiful experience in a relevant field should be your first priority–and gaining a comfortable level of knowledge and confidence can take time. It also would be extremely helpful to be familiar with skills that are adjacent to the bare minimum requirements.

If you possess skills like that, you will stick out from the other applicants as being a more useful option. Do the research necessary in order to know what the standard of your industry is–as well as what experience employers expect and want you to have.

Become the Worker People Want to Hire

Different industries and corporations have different expectations for their employees. The company cultures and industry standards will be unique to the job listing that you’re applying to. But even with so many different kinds of company cultures across the huge spectrum of companies that there are, there are some basic qualities every employer looks for. Do your best to be personable and confident.

Be kind, thoughtful, and ready to communicate. Learn how to give feedback in a constructive way. It might seem like an intimidating task to improve yourself in a variety of ways–but take it slow. It’s much easier to manage small improvements over time than large ones all at once.

Get Down Your Fundamentals

There are several things you can do to better your chances of being hired no matter the industry. Learn how to do a proper job search, using the right digital resources (e.g., LinkedIn). Learn how to write and tailor a resume and cover letter for a specific job listing and company. Learn how to give an effective interview. One of the more difficult and time-consuming fundamentals is building a network for yourself of friends, coworkers, employers, and associates. This way you’ll always have people to recommend you when you need it.

It can be scary or frustrating when so much of your financial stability seems to be out of your control. Employers and companies are going to make choices regardless of how good you are. The best thing you can do is better yourself and keep looking for opportunities.

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