Posted on August 2021 By Speller International
The pandemic has changed a lot of things in the business world – recruitment is one of them.
Meeting and impressing people face-to-face is often no longer possible, so candidates must find other ways to impress recruiters and hiring managers.
In this week’s blog, Speller International’s consultants give their tips to candidates on how to stand out from the crowd.
Be visible on LinkedIn by having a great profile and sharing relevant articles and content. This shapes your personal brand. Make sure your profile is regularly updated with new roles, skills, certifications, and recommendations. And, please, have a smart profile picture.
Always keep in close contact with your broader networks so that you are front of mind when opportunities arise. That might be as simple as liking somebody’s LinkedIn post or texting them a friendly hello. Your network is your intellectual property – so use it!
When you’re in a contract, make sure you share your knowledge with colleagues and the business, coach them so that they have your knowledge when you leave them. It leaves a positive impression as well as ensuring they have the tools and knowledge to continue without you, this often leads to future work at the company or at least, a great recommendation.
Be willing to use your own time to upskill and learn the latest SAP technologies so you don’t get left behind. Candidates who have worked with the latest SAP technologies and have experience with S/4 Hana are highly sought now, so the more experience you can get in this field, the better. Don’t worry if you have not had opportunity to gain this experience yet - as the market gets tighter then any self-learning and development you have done will stand out over others.
We’re in a busy market now so keep communication open and collaborative with your recruiter, and be honest about what you are looking for, and what you might be open to exploring. Also remember, once you have committed to something then you should see it through even if you are tempted by extra money in the short term – it’s your reputation and ethics that will affect you in the long term!
Be willing to accept feedback on your resume and be prepared to tweak and tailor. tailor. Some clients want specific technologies mentioned, key buzz words, and details on past projects.
We’d love to hear what you think makes a candidate stand out.