In any aspect of the job searching process, it is important to remember to do the little things that can make you more memorable to an employer. Here are a few tips to keep in mind throughout your job hunt:
-Be sure to use resume paper when going on an interview. Employers will be impressed by your professionalism and will appreciate you coming prepared with multiple copies of your resume on special resume paper. A color like tan works best and you can buy it at most places including Walmart, Target, and the GMC bookstore.
-Have a professional sounding voicemail. Employers will not be happy if they find a goofy, giggling, immature voicemail on the other end of the phone call. Make sure you leave a clear message that conveys to the caller that you are mature and professional.
-When sending emails or any other type of correspondence, be sure to address the recipients professionally and make sure you proofread before you send. Employers do not want to receive emails, resumes or cover letters that have spelling or grammatical errors or that sound like they were meant for your best friend. You can come off as sloppy and careless when you have errors in your work and employers do not want to hire someone with those types of characteristics. Utilize professional language and double check everything before you send it.
-Follow up with a thank you note. Make sure you express your gratitude to the employer for taking the time to meet with you. In addition, sending a thank you note can help make you more memorable to the employer and it will show them that you are willing to do the little things that can make a difference.
The job search can be daunting, but making sure that you do the little things can help ensure that you put your best self out there and show the employer how well prepared you are. For more career information, visit our website at www.gmc.edu/careerservices.