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  • Speaking to Recruiters

     Anonymous updated 1 year, 3 months ago 3 Members · 4 Posts
  • Anonymous

    Deleted User
    November 6, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Hi everyone,

    I am currently searching for a new role and have been speaking to quite a lot of recruiters. Can anyone give me any tips/advice as to how to convey myself as a strong candidate?

  • Bukola Adisa

    November 6, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Hey Ore. Great question and my 3 top tips are below:

    1. Preparation: Know your CV inside out and like Tom said at the conference, practice and be able to articulate your 30mins pitch, your 3 mins pitch and your 30 seconds pitch 

    2. Be confident in the delivery of your experience and in what you are looking for. This sort of ties in with the 1st point and practicing till you are confident in articulating your strengths and experience  will help a lot 

    3. Read up and demonstrate wider knowledge of your industry and sector. This will definitely make you a more interesting candidate and will set you apart.

    Does anyone have any other tips for Ore? 

  • Anonymous

    Deleted User
    November 7, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Hi Ore,

    I totally agree  with all that Bukola said, I will reiterate a few things.

    1) Tailor your 30 mins pitch to the job you’re hoping the recruiter considers you for. Be specific about the things on the job advert that you can do. See this as your value proposition.

    2) weird one, and maybe not so popular but don’t show desperation to recruiters. There is a thing line between interest in a role and desperation for a job.  Most times recruiters pick this up and probably relate  it to weakness. So show confidence and interest but don’t give the impression that without the job you are finished. Always remember that the recruiter is usually a sales person who also has something to gain by shortlisting you so they aren’t doing you a favour. 

    Hope this helps.

    • Anonymous

      Deleted User
      November 26, 2019 at 7:42 pm

      Thank you 

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