Secrets you need to know about the jobs market

Unemployment is expected to rise sharply over the next few months. As the economy changes drastically, a lot of people are going to be job hunting.

That’s why it’s important to know exactly how to find the right position or career for you. However, to do this you need to know all the secrets and hidden truths of the job market. That’s what we’re going to look at today. Believe it or not, this will help you win when seeking out your new dream position. 

60 Seconds 

This is how much time someone will typically spend looking at your resume and that’s important. It means that, when you write your resumé, it needs to have the right information in the right format. This is why a lot of people use resume templates. It’s a great way to ensure that your resumé looks and feels professional. Remember, a resumé shouldn’t usually stretch more than just a couple of pages. If it’s too long, they won’t look at it at all and you don’t want that. 

Two minutes

On average this is going to be how long you have to impress a person at an interview. Polls suggest that the typical employer will rule out a candidate they are not interested in just two minutes after meeting them. But wait, how does that work? This doesn’t give you enough time to answer questions or show your knowledge. All it really gives you time for is a handshake, eye contact, and the right greeting. Well, that’s all it takes because, in the first couple of minutes, they are deciding whether you are the right fit for their brand. 

This does include looking at whether you are well presented so, yes, appearances do matter when you are pursuing a new position. It’s important that you can help create the right impression with customers and clients. 

Special skill

You do need to make sure that you bring something to the table that other candidates simply can’t when you are applying for a job. It’s important to make sure that you are able to find a skill or trait that is completely unique and this could be anything. For instance, second languages are highly sought after in virtually every field. If you are bilingual you are going to be able to communicate and connect more effectively with a lot more people. That’s great because these days the world is basically one massive melting pot. 

In some cases, your unique selling point could also be a fantastic piece of experience. Perhaps you have already worked for the competitor of the brand. If that’s the case, then they might be interested in picking your brain and finding out what that competitor is going better and where they are making mistakes. 

As you can see, the job market is a little more mysterious than you might think. There are definitely hidden secrets that you need to be aware of if you are going to win on this particular playing field. 

HR Future Staff Writer in the US.

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