If you are trying to land the job of your dreams there are some important things you should do prior to sending in your resume. These tips are going to help you maximize your chances of landing the job so take the advice seriously.
Clean Up Your Credit
There are employers who run credit checks on prospective employees before putting them in key positions. While you don’t need a perfect credit score you want to give off the impression you are responsible with your financial commitments. Reasoning behind this if you are responsible with your finances there is a good chance you will be responsible with other sections of your life including work.
You can get a free copy of your credit report so ask for it now and if there are mistakes have them corrected as soon as possible. If you have bad credit you should come up with a plan on how you intend to get out of debt in the next 12-24 months.
While Marijuana is becoming legal or decriminalized in a growing number of states, there are employers who require mandatory drug screening prior to hiring anyone. If you consume illicit drugs of any kind there are ways to pass a drug test, resources like Certo drug test instructions will help give you an upper-hand.
Getting Rock Solid References
If your resume is in-line with what the prospective employer is looking for the tipping point on whether you secure the job could rest with your references. What you will need to do is find the most reputable people who you have worked with in the past and ask them for a reference. The prospective employer is going to look at the title of the person you worked with and if they have solid credentials then their recommendation could help you land an interview/job.
Updating Your Social Media Accounts
The majority of employers check the social media accounts of current and potential employees. You may want to go through those accounts and remove any images/comments that a reasonable person would consider “in bad taste”. While your private life is yours to lead however you want there is no compelling reason to plaster it on social media for the world to see. If you haven’t cleaned up your social media account you should do it right now.
Preparing for the Interview
There will be an in-person face to face interview that you will need to prepare for if you made it pass the first round of applicant screening. You should dress in a professional manner making sure you are well-groomed. Aside from grooming it would be wise to do some research on the prospective employer so you know who the CEO is, what the company does and preliminary information like that. This shows you have a keen interest and taken initiative to prepare yourself for the interview.
By following through with all of these steps you should be able to land the job of your dreams but the proverbial ball is in your court to take action and apply for that job.