The application and interview process for a new job can be very intimidating. With resumes, cover letters, interviews, and follow ups, sometimes it can feel like too much. Making a good first impression is nerve-wracking but, with the right knowledge, it can go smoother than you think.
UDT Talent Acquisition Partner, Terri Swanson, shares tips for a successful recruitment process:
- Do your homework. Familiarize yourself with the company you are applying to. Know what they do and their target customer.
- Stay organized. If you’re applying to multiple jobs, keep track of them! You want to be confident in an interview, not confused.
- Be prepared. Make sure your resume and LinkedIn profile are accurate and organized. Be professional and come into the interview with a good attitude.
- Write a cover letter. Include what position you’re applying for and why you are a good fit. Reference your key skills and past experiences.
- Have your references handy. Prepare a references page with some trusted references that know you and your work ethic.
- Spell check and then spell check again. Typos and spelling errors are easily avoidable!
- Follow up. Sent in a resume, letter, or email? Follow up! Confirm appointments for phone and/or in-person interviews and follow up those with a “thank you” message. If you know what the next steps are, follow up in the correct time frame.
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