It’s Day 4 of Cheltenham and what a week it’s been so far! A lot of you are probably rolling in your winnings right now and counting your blessings, but some of you maybe feeling a bit left out that luck wasn’t on your side.

For those on the job hunt, it can be very disheartening when your applications are going nowhere, and others seem to be getting all the luck. If you’re yet to land the job of your dreams, don’t worry as the Matrix Tipster is here to guide you on how to land an interview and lift the Gold Cup!

Today’s Tip: How to Make Sure you get the Call for the Interview

Are you applying for the right jobs? – Target your job search on roles that you desire but that are also in line with your qualifications and competencies. Applying for random jobs that are not in line with your experience can give the employer the impression that you are just applying to jobs for the sake of it. Be strategic and thoughtful about what roles you are applying for.

Continuous learning – If the role you want is out of reach, consider up-skilling. Research some courses or qualifications that can help you get to where you need to be. Many courses can be completed online and in the evening time. Some short courses may even be free and can lay the foundation and starting point for your qualification choices going forward.

Adjust – Tailoring your CV for the job you’re applying for is crucial. You have to show the employer how relevant your skills and experience are for the job in question. Having one CV for all roles is a bad choice. Picture yourself in the employer’s shoes receiving your CV, is it 100% relevant for the role at hand?

Read & re-read – Proof-read your CV! This is a simple step but is so important. Watch out for typos, bad grammar, gaps in your work history, etc. It helps to get someone else to double check too, as you’re not always able to spot your own mistakes.

Be ready for action – When your application gets selected, make sure you’re ready to go. Regularly check your email for updates, brush up on your interview skills, and make sure you’re fully prepared for the interview when the time comes. Some application processes can have a very fast turn around so make sure you have everything in place before you hit that Apply button!

Recruitment is Life-Changing

At Matrix Recruitment Group, our candidates are at the heart of everything we do. We believe and live by the mantra that “Recruitment is Life-Changing!”  We want you to succeed and land a great job. If you’re looking for a change in your career why not get in touch with your local Matrix Recruitment office and see what opportunities we may have for you!