7 simple ways to stand out in a crowded applicant field
Despite the high unemployment rates during the pandemic, companies are still hiring. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, companies employed 5.2 million people in April.
The difference between those who landed the jobs and those who didn't was their ability to stand out.
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Job interviews are still mostly subjective and rarely focus on merit, work quality, or important job skills. There are always biases, preferences and on-the-spot decisions that are not entirely pro...
.. often have borderline illegal questions, which may be discriminatory and make the employee feel entrapped. Questions like ‘What are your weaknesses’ are blatantly trying to expose the candidate, and making the person act submissive towards the prospective employer.
It is not a good idea to let the interviewer judge you based on the contents of your background. ‘The Drake Method’ works best here, positioning your laptop to make use of a blank wall as your background.
It is also advisable to not showcase your children to the prospective employer.
Online applications can take hours of candidates' time when applying for a job. While some firms are moving away from these online systems, many companies move towards them.
What serves the employer well may not work for the prospective employee.