On the one hand, it is understandable that not following a cover letter template or going the extra mile to personalize each cover letter is a strenuous and time-consuming task.
But let’s consider it this way – if you can’t put in that minimal effort, how are you to convince recruiters that you are the right fit for the role?
If you’ve ever contemplated copy-pasting the same cover letter for numerous job applications, the harsh truth is that you might as well save your energy.
HR managers and recruiters bring years of experience with them. They can spot a generic cover letter from a mile away. So, do what it takes to impress them at this first point of contact.
A video resume is simply a short video that applicants film to introduce themselves and express their interest in applying for a specific work opportunity.
With IntroMagic’s video resume software, you can record, share, and track your application easily. It hardly takes time to set up an account and get started on submitting personalised video intros that will compel the recruiter to focus on your profile.
People tend to underestimate the value of visual forms of communication. Most of them won’t even consider submitting a video resume. And that’s how you can stand out.
You’ll be surprised by just how well your application performs when you include a video resume in it.
In an attempt to display their educational and professional background, job seekers sometimes place too much emphasis on themselves without even addressing the company, the department or the position that they are applying for.
This can be a major drawback. Yes, recruiters want to know more about you to assess your job application.
But when you mention elements or phrases from the job posting in your video resume, you are essentially conveying to them that you’ve taken the time and effort to understand the requirements of the job. And that you are not blindly applying for every opportunity that becomes available.
It is essential to show them that you’ve done your due diligence and you know that you’d be the right fit for the position.
When bringing up your academics, previous work experience or personality traits, always connect it to what the position entails and demonstrate that you have what it takes to excel at the job.
It’s not a widely common practice amongst applicants to follow up.
But then again, in this day and age, it takes an immense amount of effort, dedication, and professionalism to land a good job. So if you’re in it to win it, follow up with a polite email.
There are several reasons why a job poster may not get back – they either felt you’re not the right candidate, they’re no longer looking to fill the position, and so on.
But it’s better to be kept informed than wonder what went wrong. What you can do is attach your video resume for reference; in case the recruiter doesn’t recall your application.
The more you display your keen interest in the company, the more it will reflect positively on your candidate assessment.
Use IntroMagic’s free video resume software to ensure you have a fighting chance of being interviewed.
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