A lot of people ask us at Loopcv the following question:
How can I get the attention of a recruiter? How can I make a difference?
This is why we decided to create this guide, a MUST read for anyone looking to find a new job, send emails to companies and submitting job applications around the web.
The life of a recruiter
The daily responsibilities of a recruiter include: conducting technical phone screens, resume reviewing, scheduling interviews, preparing candidates for interviews, collaborating with hiring managers, extending offers, and a lot more...
According to Theundercoverrecruiter:
"Recruiters spend on average 5-7 seconds looking at a CV…. It’s stats like these that are scary for jobseekers but you forget that the recruiter has a very trained eye and know exactly what they are looking for"
This should give you a good idea why creating a CV that gets the attention of a recruiter is super important!
So, how can you capture the attention of a recruiter? How can you create a CV that will separate you from the rest?
In the following 5 tips, we explain exactly the steps that you have to take, in order to create a CV that will make the difference.
1. Capturing someone's attention with your CV
Capturing the attention of a recruiter is not very different from capturing the attention of a friend or a stranger in the road. A vivid picture, a different style, a slogan or a unique text are ways to create a unique and memorable experience. The same applies when applying for a new job.
The quality, the creativity and the uniqueness of the CV or the email that you will send when applying to a new opportunity, will determine how the person that will receive this message (you email or your CV) will react. Of course this is just the first step.
Getting a position is not only a matter of impression on the colours, style and the quotes that you might use, but also your experience, your skills and your background. All the above, combined with the creativity, your attitude and your character (check more about why character and culture in an organisation is super important here) will influence the recruiter's decision on who is the best fit for the position.
2. Capturing someone's attention with your voice and presence in a remote interview
There are a lot of ways to get someone attention using your voice.
Some tips here:
- Make sure that you use a clear tone, a slow pace (don't rush)
- Make sure that your voice reveals your confident
- Having a sense of humor makes the discussion fun for both parties. Don't forget that recruiters are also humans and they do a lot of interviews every day. Creating an environment that they can relax a bit, and discuss with you in a calm ways always helps. Just make sure that you don't exceed the limits
- Choose a nice and calm place with great light. It is more important than what you think
To summarise, getting the attention of a recruiter requires being creative, having a confident and professional approach, but on the same time making sure that you facilitate a warm environment where you can discuss and share about your experience