Friday, October 23, 2009

3 Things That Will Get You Hired

3. Value.

Face it, few people do something for nothing. This hiring process is a transaction for value. In exchange for your pay, the company expects a return. The greater the return, the more value they see in you. This is the focus of the hiring manager – to attract, hire and retain those employees who maximize value.

How to get it right for the hiring manager:

On the talent-based resume, summarize how your talents have increased the value in your previous jobs. Provide specifics. Comment on how your ideas, performance and influence have positively affected customer loyalty, efficiency, profitability and results. Provide numbers, percentages or ratios. Highlight your impact and how your talents and thinking have contributed to your performance. Help him see your ability to create similar or greater value for his company. This is the specific goal of the resume and application process. Value. Sustained value. Maximized value. This is what makes you stand out and get hired.

To get hired, you need to make the hiring process simple, obvious and conclusive. Know your talents and what you are good at. Share this information. Know what jobs use your talents to maximize your performance. Share this information. Know the impact of your performance on the company – how you add value. Share this information. Performance, fit and value – the three things that will get you hired.

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