How to Stand Out From the Crowd When Applying for Graduate Jobs

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It’s that time of year again when the job market is flooded with fresh faced graduates all looking to hop onto the corporate ladder and climb their way to success.

As competition is fiercer than ever before, Dovetail Recruitment have put together a list of the top 5 things you can do to stand out from the crowd when applying for graduate jobs.

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Make Sure the Job is the Right Fit for You

Whilst it’s all too tempting to jump at the first job offer you receive, it’s important to make sure it’s the right one for you. Job hunting is a stressful time for anyone and is not something you want to be doing on a regular basis. Take some time to think about whether you’ll be happy and fulfilled in a role before accepting and remember, don’t get blinded by the pound signs.

Research the Company

Research not only the company but also the role you are applying for. Go in-depth with your research and ensure that you know the company inside and out, that way, when your interview rolls around you’ll feel confident in your knowledge of the company. 

Tailor your Application

Going on from the last point, there’s no point doing all that research if you don’t use it to your advantage. Tailor each application to the company and job role you are applying for. Employers don’t have the time nor the inclination to figure out where you would fit within their company, so why not make it easy for them to hire you and let them know exactly where you would fit and how it would benefit the company.

Clean Up Your Act on Social Media

We live in a digital world and all your employer needs to do is type your name into Google and your whole online history will appear before their eyes. Setting up a LinkedIn account ensures employers are able to view your professional online presence and can view your work history and skills. If there’s things on your Facebook or Twitter accounts that you’d rather not have a potential employer see, amend your privacy settings to ensure your information is only shared with friends.

Take your Time

Often graduate jobs come with lengthy application forms which require a little more than a one word answer. Give yourself the best possible chance and leave plenty of time to fill out the application form and think about your answers. Leaving it till an hour before applications close will result in you rushing your answers, not providing enough information about yourself and some spelling mistakes. Leaving enough time to send your application will ensure you can check and double check every answer before hitting the button of no return.

If you would like to find out more about Graduate jobs in Newbury or for more advice on applying for jobs, contact our recruitment experts on 01635 43100

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