Many people don't even think about how to respond to a job vacancy properly. And this problem exists not only when wanting to apply specifically to us, but to any place.
We offer to work together with our HR team to create a well-crafted resume and submit your response in a way that ensures you get noticed and receive a response. We will draw from our company's experience, but the general principles will be helpful for everyone – take note of them.
The first thing a recruiter sees is your cover letter. If you are genuinely interested in the company and the position, avoid sending template phrases. A generic cover letter is something we really don't appreciate. So, here are some tips on how to grab a recruiter's attention.
WHAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN YOUR RESPONSE
It's quite simple. Write about your strengths: both hard and soft skills. Briefly describe your work experience, even if it's already in your profile. Trust me, it won't hurt and it will show your interest. Make sure to proofread your letter before sending it – there's always a chance of typos.
P.S. Don't forget to greet them.
FILLING OUT YOUR RESUME
- Specify your desired salary. This makes it easier to match a person's experience with the compensation offered, helping to determine if the applicant is a good fit for the company. Otherwise, you may be contacted solely to inquire about your salary expectations.
- Add a photo. It's much more pleasant to review a resume with an image. It creates a complete impression of the candidate. The photo should be professional: a beach background with a glass of wine won't be suitable.
- Filling out your work experience. Don't just mention where and in what role you worked, but also specify what you specifically did. Describe the tasks you performed, the skills and technologies you used. Add any achievements or things you are proud of. In this context, brevity is not a virtue. You can dedicate a separate section to list the tech stack you used. It's important for your work experience to be relevant. If you're just starting your career in IT and had previous experience in other fields, it's better to briefly mention it in the "About Me" section.
- The "About Me" section. This is no longer a brief introduction like in the cover letter. Try to outline your journey in IT, what makes you unique, how you enhance your skills, and your aspirations. In general, present yourself succinctly and meaningfully. If you use GitHub, be sure to include the link. If you have projects that you can showcase, that's great; send them as well.
We believe that this article has been helpful to you, and you've been able to take some valuable notes. We wish you the best of luck in your pursuit of your dream job.