Our lives are digital. In the car, when shopping, when working from home. Both in our private lives and at work. Looking for a job, applying for a job, and even interviews: everything is online. Reason enough to take a closer look. Is your digital business card up-to-date? How do your chances improve online? Here are five tips to ensure a successful application in the digital world.
Making a profile stand out
Who am I? What am I like? What skills can I offer? Anyone asking themselves these and other questions can successfully upgrade their digital profile quickly and, consequently, leave nothing to chance when recruiters are on the lookout for new people in the business networks. Get your own AAA rating. Authentic, articulate, accomplished – for a strong online profile.
Content ist King
A strong profile? Great! But you can do more if you want to market yourself because content is king in the digital world. Design thinking, AI, or electronic commerce: your interests explain who you are. Create or share specific content needs to be the motto for your “social me”. However, quality is more important than quantity.
Do recruiters really want to be called up? Yes! Personal conversations remain very important, especially in the digital world. “Simply” note down your questions, call up, and talk about everything. As an added bonus, there is often information to be had about culture, strategy, and much more. Often about topics that you hadn’t thought about. So, by picking up the phone, you can benefit from real insider knowledge and make yourself known.
One, two, check
Your cell phone rings, the video tool acts up, there are voices in the background. There are many things that can go wrong during an online interview. But this can be avoided: find a quiet place without background noise, put your cell phone on silent, and carry out a check of the tool and its functions in advance. Block out unnecessary stress. Focus on the interview and your objective.
The employer market became an employee market a long time ago. Good times for applicants, even in the digital world. So be open and positive in the application process. It’s a discussion where both parties can make their ideas clear. Do you have any relevant deadlines? Would you like to meet the future team? Then speak about it! That’s how a good collaboration starts.