Making your job application stand out to potential employers

Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Making your job application from New Job Today vacancies stand out to potential employers.
New Job Today contains thousands of vacancies.  You can refine your search by area, sector and many other.  When you are applying for jobs, you'll possibly be likely up against lots of competition from other candidates.    
Here are 5 things that make candidates stand out to employers in the UK:
Strong technical skills: Employers are looking for candidates with the skills and experience to do the job. Make sure your CV and covering letter highlight your technical skills, and be prepared to discuss them in detail in interviews.  Wherever you can, be prepared with examples.
Problem-solving skills: Employers want candidates who can think critically and solve problems. Be able to provide examples of times when you have successfully solved problems in the past.  Interview questions will often ask you to give real life examples. 
Communication skills: Employers want candidates who can communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Be able to clearly and concisely explain your ideas and thoughts.  Make sure your covering letter in the job application and your CV do not have any typos or grammatical errors - first impressions do count! 
Teamwork skills: Employers want candidates who can work well with others. Be able to demonstrate your teamwork skills by discussing times when you have successfully collaborated with others in the past will be of great importance. 
Adaptability: Employers want candidates who are adaptable and can learn new things quickly. Be able to discuss times when you have successfully adapted to change in the past or give examples of how you are furthering your knowledge through self learning. 
In addition to these 5 things, employers are also looking for candidates who are motivated, enthusiastic, and have a positive attitude. If you can demonstrate these qualities, you will be well on your way to standing out to employers in your job hunt! 
Good luck in getting your next job through applying online.