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
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
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
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
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
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.