The job market is so much more competitive than it was only five years ago. People who used to get hired within a month now find themselves unemployed for years. There are many reasons for the job search difficulty such as employees who never quit and an increase in job seekers who are willing to work for minimum wage. Candidates have to offer something bombastic to get a job these days. The following are just a few examples of what a candidate can try:
Show You’re an Asset
Prospective employers have so many people from which they can choose that they rarely consider a non-asset. An applicant has to be able to show a potential employer how he or she is going to earn money for the company within seconds after the handshake. Statistics work.
Prospective employers still seek loyalty in their employees. No employer likes turnover. Therefore the prospective employee should be sure to stress that his or her five-year plan involves being with the same company.
Have High Tolerance
Tolerance is a must these days. Business culture is not the same as it used to be. Employees are now expected to serve and accept many types of people. Some prospective employees cannot advance in the hiring process because of the conflicts they would have. Other prospects can express the pride that they have in their high level of tolerance for varied culture.
The competition is stiff for most jobs that pay more than minimum wage. Even minimum wage positions are becoming competitive as more teens are going for their independence before they even get out of school.
A prospect can try these tips on the next interview and see if they work. Additional strategies are available for prospects who want to have all their bases covered.