Looking for a new job does not have to be a stressful event. At Diversity Employers, we know the importance of finding the job openings, making connections, and obtaining an interview. We have rounded up some of the best tips for snagging your next job. Learn what should go in a cover letter, how to prepare for your interview, and be ready to land the position you want! Continue reading to learn all of these tips, and when you’re done, see how we can connect you with employers looking to promote equality.
What To Include In Your Cover Letter
There has been some debate over the importance of a cover letter. Some people say it’s not a big deal, while others swear by a good cover letter. The bottom line is, if a company requests one, you better make sure to submit one. Before you slap something together, here are the important pieces to make sure you cover:
While it is easy for most of us to talk about ourselves, the cover letter needs to be complete, but not wordy. Do your best to keep it to around 200 words in length.
Pay close attention to your spelling and grammar as the cover letter is an opportunity to display your writing ability.
If you are shifting gears into a different career, make sure the cover letter is relevant to the job you are applying for.
On that note, show how the skills you’ve developed to this point in your life will add value to the role you are hoping to acquire.
Maybe writing isn’t your strength. Do your best, but do not ever cut and paste a cover letter template! The hiring manager will be able to tell right away if you have.
Write to the best of your ability and then check online for various editing apps. They will help to pinpoint most of the spelling and grammar mistakes.
Scheduling Your Interview
Mondays and Fridays are typically the worst days to schedule an interview. If you are given a choice, make sure to ask for a date on a Tuesday through Thursday. Mondays are usually filled with beginning-of-the-week meetings. Fridays are the official winding down of the work week and again, the hiring manager’s thoughts will probably be more focused on their weekend plans. The weekend can also form a “hump” in forward momentum with the hiring process.
Interviews bring out the procrastinator in almost all of us, but this is the worst time to give in to that desire. Recognize that timing is everything and request an interview in the morning. You will be fresh and ready to go, as will the hiring manager. People who interview in the morning are offered the job more often than those who interview in the afternoon. Let that sink in and motivate you to schedule that morning interview. An added bonus is that you’ll have the interview done before the morning is over, and then you’ll have the rest of the day to use at your discretion.
Diversity Employers care about helping you land the job you want. Equality in the workplace is critically important in today’s culture. Let us show you how to get the job you want with the right company. Call us today!