When you are looking for work, one of the key things that can set you apart is showcasing your interest in positions you apply for. Companies want candidates who seem excited to come to work for them, and often simply finding ways to show you’re asking for the job can make a hiring manager much more likely to bring you on board.
Asking for the job doesn’t mean literally saying “Please hire me,” but it means showing interest in all sorts of ways throughout the entirety of the recruiting process. For example, some of the key ways to ask for the job include:
- Customizing your cover letter and resume to the position: If you send over a generic cover letter and resume, this shows the hiring manager you aren’t really asking for the job and you don’t care if you’re hired. You want to show you are passionate about the opportunity by taking your time to write a cover letter that demonstrates your genuine interest. Tailoring your resume to the position also shows you cared enough to really try, while also making it easier for the hiring manager to see why you’d be the ideal candidate.
- Doing your research into the company and coming prepared with questions: A candidate who really wants a job is going to learn about the company and will be eager to find out as much as possible about how the company operates and what the position will entail. Doing your research and coming prepared with questions shows your genuine interest.
- Demonstrating your excitement at the interview and showing why you’d be a good fit: Closing the interview on a strong and positive note is also key. You want to make sure you have concrete examples to share that show why you’d be an ideal candidate, and be prepared with specific reasons the company is somewhere you’d be excited to work.
It’s easier to show you’re “asking for the job” and genuinely interested if the position is one you are passionate about. SmartTalent can help you to find great opportunities in Kirkland, Fife, Renton, Lacey, Lynnwood, Everett and surrounding areas that you’d be excited to take advantage of. To find out more about how our staffing professionals can help you to find positions you’d be excited to fill, give us a call today.