Are you hoping to land more executive job interviews to expand your career? Unless you have tons of luck coming your way, you’re going to have to do a lot of work to position yourself as a good candidate for executive jobs in MS. Luckily, there are a few simple, effective things you can do to increase your chances of getting an interview – and hopefully the job!
Here are the steps you can take to boost the number of interviews coming your way:
Do the Proper Research
Before sending out applications to any open position, make sure you do the proper job research. Determine which organizations you want to target, the needs they have and how you can help them solve their challenges. This will help your application stand out for an interview and show potential employers what you can bring to the table.
Identify the Right Keywords
You might think that keywords are only for SEO marketing, but that’s not the case. You should be using keywords in your own content so that you can connect with the right people.
As you research relevant organizations, take note of their skill sets, qualifications and areas of expertise. Any content you share (i.e., resume, biography, LinkedIn profile) should include some of these keywords. This way, if someone does a quick search looking for candidates, your biography will turn up.
Know Your Value Proposition
Your value proposition is your promise of value. Be clear about what this value is so that you separate yourself from your competitors. We recommend writing a list with “soft skills” and “hard skills.” Soft skills are your key personal attributes, such as being a good communicator. Hard skills are teachable abilities that can be measured, such as reading, writing or mathematics.
Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile
As we touched on earlier, it’s important to optimize your online content so that the right people can find you. One area that deserves special attention is your LinkedIn profile. Include keywords in your headline, summary and job titles. Also, spend a few minutes updating your profile. It should be relevant and contain your latest headshot and job experience.
Limit Your Time on Job Boards
This may sound counterproductive, but the fact is that executive jobs in MS are primarily found through networking. While it’s fine to look through online job boards and keep abreast of new opportunities, networking is most proactive.
For this reason, it’s helpful to partner with a staffing firm who can connect you with the best executive careers. These careers are often not posted online. Instead, firms work with staffing agencies to have their positions filled with top talent – which could be YOU!
If you would like to start your search for executive jobs in MS, or fill open positions within your organization, contact Capitol Staffing today.