Match Applicants and Jobs: 5 Basics for Job Search

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Applying is a complex topic: HR would like to see right away, as at this honey stand in New York, who really well - and who does not. Applicants often find it harder than necessary to recognize this.

Simple candidate selection

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Recruiter - the choice of torment?

No question about it, matching is an important issue when it comes to filling positions in a company: The applicants should match the vacancy as precisely as possible. This is why every recruiter's desk is regularly flooded with application documents.

There are also dozens of selection methods that are supposed to lead to the hiring of exactly the right people: those who have exactly the right qualifications that fit the corporate culture, etc. Uff. But see it positive: If it were easy, Dear Personnel, would you be unemployed!

Matching - but please immediately!

Matching is just one side of the medal. It should also go as fast as possible. The easiest thing to do with this honey stall in New York - that would be what many recruiters would like to see in the selection of applicants: to see at a glance which jar contains which honey or which candidate brings which skills; and then after a short test, so in the interview - decide quickly who is the right one.

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But why is it that many good candidates are immediately sorted out? What's going wrong? The simple truth is that many applicants find the basics of job hunting and Casting I do not master it and make it unnecessarily complicated for the staff to deal with them with missing or bad documents.

5 Basic Job Search Tips

Applicants would have enough opportunities to find out about the abundance of application literature or online appearances on the topic. Because the skillful application is all about making it as easy as possible for the decision maker. You can find out how to do this in the following 5 tips, which give an overview of the basics of job search:

1. Main cause: Formal mistakes, bad preparation

In order to have good cards at the application pokers, you have to be prepared for the start. This is not always the case in practice. Thus, crumbling, incomplete or soiled application documents as well as unpredictable appearance in the discussion talk are not uncommon.

Often, it turns out that the applicant has not worked adequately with the company and the job, he does not listen properly or can not answer questions, or responds far too long.

2. Basics instead of Guide Mountain

Instead of rummaging through the mountains of adviser literacy and, if possible, distributing it, it is better to concentrate on the basics that are really necessary to leave a top impression on the entire application process.

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And what do the basics look like? Short and to the point, complete and clear, correct and tidy: that is essentially the recipe for success for the written application. Formal and orthographic uncleanness such as spelling or punctuation errors, stains or dog-ears are to be avoided at all costs.

3. Short and concise name the most important

In a short cover letter, the applicant should conclusively explain why he fits perfectly with the company. A good picture says more than a thousand words. The tabular curriculum vitae contains all important career pathmarks in a clear form:

The current data belong to the beginning. All relevant qualifications should be made clear at the outset. According to the motto: That is precisely my competencies, with the following education, training and references I score! Those who have relevant special skills and skills can score points.

4. Shine in the job interview

Above all, applicants who have been out of work for a long time or unemployed in job interviews should prepare intensively for the special interview situation, ideally by playing it through their minds or with a good friend. Special attention is paid to CV, vocational training and personal characteristics.

For the interview itself, you should be appropriately dressed, rested and appear over punctual. Alcohol or cigarette consumption are taboo. The top maxim for the conversation is: calm, short and objective answers, in case of ambiguity ask nicely.

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5. Well justify job selection

But one must also be able to justify why this particular employment is striven for or what led to unemployment. On the other hand, applicants' questions on three subject areas should have their conversation partner ready - namely to the company, its economic environment, for example the order situation, as well as to the specific job.

Anyone applying to a temporary employment agency should also pay attention to which collective agreement applies and which occupational safety measures can be demonstrated in the form of certifications. So you should take a closer look at the company!

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  1. Vera Strode

    Hey, great presentation on this important topic. I've always wondered how to find exactly the right employer. The only thing annoying, even when commenting, is this stupid popup. How can you turn that off?

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  3. Tanja Handl

    Exactly - And because there are many hard-working bees on the job market and no HR manager can lick so much good honey at once. ;)

  4. Robert Reichardt

    #Applicants still kick themselves out of the selection process - Avoid common mistakes when #Application: @SimoneJanson

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  8. Simone Janson

    Because working life is no slouch - to stay in the picture? ;-)

  9. Tanja Handl

    In a nutshell. But even if you stay in the race, things will unfortunately not go on like the honey market ...

  10. Svenja Hofert

    RT @jobcollege: Recent studies show that many applicants still disqualify themselves

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