How to stand out in a crowded market

Posted on July 2020 By Speller International
How To Stand Out In A Crowd

The SAP market is currently seeing a slowdown in job roles which means, more than ever, the ability to stand out is of the utmost importance.

So how do you out shine your competition when there are limited job roles? Here’s how.


Speak to a specialist recruitment company in your field. They will not only know what companies to speak to on your behalf, but they will have the ability to accurately represent you, your abilities and your experience.

Network with former colleagues. Ask them about any new opportunities and if they can give you an insight into who the right person is to speak with. If you have applied for a role in that company, maybe they can they put in a good word for you?

When it comes to networking, make sure your LinkedIn is accurate and update. Link your CV to your LinkedIn profile and make a note in your profile that you’re open to new opportunities. Reach out to previous managers and colleagues on LinkedIn for recommendations.

Your CV

Your CV is the first step in impressing a potential employer. The main points to consider when creating your CV are;

  • A CV does not need to be over styled with company logos, huge tables and extravagant fonts. Keep it simple. You want your experience and skills to stand out so don’t allow them to get lost or distracted in formatting

  • Perfect the introduction. An employer should have a good understanding of what your experience and skill set is in the first paragraph

  • As well as describing what your responsibilities are, you should include what your key achievements were during each employment

  • Tailor your CV according to the role you’re applying for. For example, a Project Manager with numerous SAP projects is applying for a Successfactors Project Manager role. In this scenario highlight your SuccessFactors experience in your profile, skill section and emphasis or expand on those relevant areas. This will ensure that the employer will recognise that you meet the key skill sets.

Interview Preparation

Your CV has stood out from the crowd and your experience and skills have got the attention of the employer. Now at interview stage is your time to shine. Here are some key factors to consider to help you secure the role.

  • An interview is a professional environment, however, try to be yourself and show your true personality

  • Employers always place a huge emphasis on attitude and enthusiasm. Employers do not just want candidates with the skills, they want to see there is a genuine interest in their company and their attitude fits with their culture

  • Always prepare for an interview. Do your research, do a mock interview with your Recruiter or a friend, know your CV inside out and always provide an example to back up your statements.

These are some of the key factors to take into account when you’re looking for a new job role. However, ensure that you keep in touch with your recruiter and speak out if you have any doubts or questions during the process.

If you are currently looking for an SAP role, feel free to contact Speller International to help you find the perfect job.

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