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How to stand out from other candidates

How to stand out from other candidates

In a tough employment market we typically see more applications per job. Currently unemployment in greater Adelaide is at 6.7%*. This increased competition can make it more of a challenge to stand out from other candidates. That is why it’s important to make an excellent first impression and then follow up throughout the entire job placement process. So how can you be a shining beacon in a sea of candidates? We share our top tips with you.

  • Show enthusiasm
    Bring a positive attitude to your job application. People who display enthusiasm for what they do are happier in their jobs and contribute positively to their workplace environment. There is nothing less inspiring for a recruiter than speaking to an applicant who doesn’t seem to care less about the opportunity. 
  • Connect with us
    To gain access to the best jobs in the property industry, it’s vital that you stay connected with us. You can join the conversation on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, via our blog or our website. We regularly post jobs, job search tips and articles about employment matters.
  • Be accessible and follow up
    Be organised, thorough and prepared to follow through in your job search. Candidates who return phone calls and emails in a timely manner make a good impression and speed up the recruitment process.  
  • Show stability
    As the saying goes - past behaviour predicts future performance. Having a stable work history shows that you are a secure choice, is an indicator of loyalty and it may be the reason you are chosen over another candidate with similar experience and skills.
  • Demonstrate your motivation to grow
    Exhibit drive and determination by showing your motivation to grow within an organisation. Impressive candidates can show a history of moving upwards in a business instead of those that stay at the same level from job to job.  
  • Up to date and succinct resume
    Present an up to date resume that is clear, succinct and tailored to the position you are applying for. You should also get in touch with your referees and let them know you are job hunting and what kind of roles you are aiming for.

*data source is via the skills for all Government website.