Searching for a new career opportunity can feel like a full-time job on its own – but there are steps you can take to set yourself up for success early on! There is more than just a resume to consider when you are presenting your professional background to your network, so here are a few reminders to consider:
We Live in a Digital Age
When an employer receives a resume, there is a fairly high chance they will also review your LinkedIn Profile, search your social network presence, or perform a standard online search. If you’ve been mindful of your online image in the Architecture and Design industry, hopefully, this means that your social profiles are one of the following: Personal and private, or used to further instill an idea of your brand and design identity.
Consistency is Key
There are multiple platforms at your fingertips as a job seeker. Ensuring consistency among applications and profiles is a way to prove that you are as detail-oriented as your resume says. Your resume and LinkedIn should have consistent start and end dates of employment, each of your previous employers, and the correct order of employers. This detail may seem small, but tenure and accuracy are some of the biggest things that a hiring manager or recruiter may look for.
For more information, visit the LinkedIn Help Center to get step by step instruction on adding, editing, removing, or rearranging a position on your profile.
Take It One Step Further
Did you know that on each of the Interior Talent jobs, there is a line that reads:
For immediate review and consideration, contact: _____@InteriorTalent.com
This tag line is used across all platforms, whether it is our internal job board at Jobs.InteriorTalent.com, our LinkedIn jobs, a listing on Indeed, or elsewhere. Our recruiters are ready and waiting for when qualified and interested candidates email them directly instead of solely applying to a job board.
While reaching out directly may not always be an option for other companies, emailing our team at Interior Talent gives you the voice to clearly state what sets you apart from other candidates – bonus points if you can link your experience to points stated in the job description!
So next time you see a job that you are interested in, see if you can take it one step further, and instead of just hitting the Quick Apply button and hoping for the best, be diligent in your efforts to advocate on your own behalf.
Happy hunting and as always, Interior Talent is here as a resource both if you are looking for a new opportunity or looking to expand your team.