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Four Recruiters On How To Stand Out In The Job-Hunting Crowd
Words by GREER McNALLY
Illustration by RICHARD VERGEZ
Become
Four Recruiters On How To Stand Out In The Job-Hunting Crowd
Words by GREER McNALLY
Illustration by RICHARD VERGEZ
From the essential tweaks to the tricks of the trade that’ll get your application noticed, here’s how to make a first impression that counts.

So, you’ve seen a job on LinkedIn, but it’s already had over 200 applicants and you’re not sure it’s worth adding your CV to the mounting pile? 

Welcome to job hunting in a recession. It’s easy to get demotivated. Don’t – jobs are still being advertised and people are still getting them. So, if you see a position that’s right for you, don’t let anything stop you applying for it – not a pandemic or the competition.

The key is getting yourself noticed. But where to start? Firstly, make sure you cover off the basics – work on your soft skills, update your LinkedIn page, make sure your CV is error free, and check your tech beforehand if you’re interviewing via Zoom. Still feel like you’re missing that extra edge? We talk to four recruiters to discover what makes a candidate shine in their eyes.

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