The Best Ways to Boost your Employability

In today’s competitive landscape of businesses and careers, there’s a tough fight for every vacancy. So, you need to know the best ways to boost your employability and get hired!

Everyone is looking for the best and most unique ways to ensure they stand out from the crowd and these handy tips are the perfect starting point to bagging your dream job.

Format Your CV Properly

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It might seem obvious, but having your CV formatted correctly is one of the most important and straight forward ways to boost your employability.

On average, employers only spend 5 – 7 seconds looking at your CV and that’s only if it passes through the resume scanning software that most companies and recruiters use these days.

So, if your portfolio doesn’t match certain specifications, there’s a chance it won’t even be seen by a human. That’s why you need to make sure the file you submit is properly filled, formatted and named. Get restructuring, reformatting and ready to see a lot more responses to your applications.

Get Some Relevant Work Experience

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Work experience of any kind can boost your employability, but obviously it’s best to target experience which relates to the field you’d like to get into.

It makes you stand out from the rest, shows commitment to that profession and demonstrates that you know something of the area/role in which you are seeking work.

Whether it’s voluntary or paid work, work experience will develop your skills and knowledge, whilst either giving back to the community or improving your income.

Increase Your Productivity

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If there’s one single thing that can help you to boost your career prospects the most, it’s increasing your productivity and eliminating procrastination.

Procrastination won’t just negatively affect your job performance, but if you’re looking for a career or job change, it will stop you being as focused and on the ball as you need to.

Boost your employability by taking on some freelance work, achieving more in your current job or completing a course.

Improve Your Online Presence

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Since many employers these days use social media platforms to find the right candidates, you should make every effort to get noticed on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+.

LinkedIn is the perfect place to reach out to potential employers, get noticed and really enhance your CV with endorsements, blogs and by sharing your views on relevant issues.

If you can show your personality and uniqueness in a positive way online, this will definitely stand out to potential employers.

Attend a Signature Works Networking Event

It is obvious that in today’s digital world, information is being shared through websites that cater to social causes and needs.

Having a good set of networks is critical to enhance your professional development.  Make an effort to join professional groups to familiarise yourself with professionals who you respect for their work and behaviour.

Signature Works is all about bringing people together in an environment that engenders collaboration, networking and skill-sharing. They regularly hold informative and innovative networking events that are sure to help you meet new people, learn new skills and boost your employability.

Working For Signature Living

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Signature Living has transformed the quality of accommodation in Liverpool. What started off as a single apartment in Liverpool city centre has turned into a multi-award winning business which operates over 350 luxury rooms, from unique party suites to a plethora of large-scale heritage developments.

Created by husband and wife duo, Lawrence and Katie Kenwright, Signature Living has always taken a personal approach, ensuring the guest’s needs are placed above and beyond anything else.

After being tired of dull hotel rooms and shocked by expensive hidden charges, the Kenwright’s set out to create an aparthotel which provided guests with a luxurious home from home in fabulous city centre locations.

With a strong vision and a passion for providing excellent customer service, Signature Living was created.

Alongside our stunning hotels, we’re also known for Morgan’s Spa, exquisite restaurants Carpathia, The Bastion and Alma de Cuba, Signature Weddings and a collection of brand new hotels which are currently under construction.

We believe that the key to achieving the very best service is through our employees’ behaviour. Our team members make all the difference every day, through what they do and say in each and every interaction with our guests. To make that happen, they are empowered to ‘bend’ the rules and procedures if they feel a particular situation demands it.

We are not a hospitality company with great customer service. We are a great service company who happens to be in the hospitality business.

If you’d love to be a member of the Signature gang, check out our careers page and see if there’s a vacancy that’s perfect for you. 

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Signature Careers Team Recruiting at the Belfast Job Fair 16th May

Soon The George Best Hotel will become Belfast’s latest and greatest accommodation experience, contributing to the noted rise in Belfast’s tourism trade. We want the best of the best people in the hospitality industry to come and join our team so the Signature Careers representatives are taking a trip across the Irish Sea this month and they couldn’t be happier about it.

They will be in the city at the Belfast job fair taking place in Clayton Hotel on the 16th May, looking to recruit the brightest stars in the tourism industry.

Here’s the kind of thing our team will be looking for.

A Bit About Signature Living

Starting out in 2007 Signature Living have revolutionised the hospitality market by introducing a new style of group accommodation and combining it with uniquely themed leisure and entertainment facilities.

Our existing venues in Liverpool and Cardiff have been created inside iconic buildings and structures that were in need of renovation and revitalising.

Thanks to the unique approach Signature Living bring to the table, we’ve been able to adapt our style of business to suit and we are able to offer a wide spectrum of job roles within each new project we embark upon.

Jobs For All Skills

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If you have excellent people skills and are always willing to go above and beyond expectations then a job in hospitality is definitely for you.

All the staff at Signature Living go the extra mile to make sure every guest experience is unforgettable and unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.

Our locations and facilities are only part of what makes staying with Signature Living so memorable. It’s our people that make the difference and we know Belfast has a huge pool of talent that could be waiting to take the next step into promising future careers.

Working with Signature Living is fun and challenging as no two days are ever the same and there’s always something going on.

Whether you are considering a role on reception, in guest relations or perhaps you have management in your sights, Signature Living will have space for you in what is set to be Belfast’s most exciting hotel yet.

What Are We Looking For?

We need people to fill every role in the business.

Could you be the first face that our guests see when they walk through the door? Or are you a dab hand at whipping up clever and creative cocktails?

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No matter what there’s a place for every skill set in Signature Living at The George Best Hotel.

Our experience with The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool has given us an idea of what to expect in The George Best Hotel in Belfast. The Shankly Hotel welcomes die-hard football fans, families on short city breaks and groups of guests coming to sample the best city nightlife.

We want people who can help all our guests create lasting memories of their stays in Belfast and we know how important every person is. From the head of house-keeping to the night porters and kitchen staff, every individual can contribute a special something to each guest stay.

Who Will Be There?

The Signature Career representatives who are coming to the Belfast job fair will be on hand to discuss all vacancies and potential employment opportunities at The George Best Hotel. They will also be happy to answer any questions about our vision for The George Best Hotel and how it will change the face of Belfast’s accommodation market.

These are people who have watched Signature Living grow from a small company operating serviced apartments to the fastest growing accommodation provider in the UK. They have been a part of the driving force that has helped Signature Living develop into the national company it is today.

Signature Careers Representatives coming to Belfast job fair

Each representative of Signature Careers also knows exactly what it takes to become a Signature Living employee. They will explain what is expected of each and every member of staff at Signature Living and all the benefits that come with working for Signature Living.

Better still, some members of Signature Careers started out in different parts of the business and because Signature Living actively promotes internally if you have your sights set on a future in hospitality management you can work your way up to your dream job with Signature Living.

For details of the Belfast job fair in Clayton Hotel check out our Signature Careers Facebook page.

The fair will take place on the 16th May 10 am – 2 pm, bring a copy of your CV along and see if you can become a part of the Signature Living Team at The George Best Hotel.