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How to Become More Employable 

How to Become More Employable

Are you looking for new ways to become more employable? Do you want your CV to stand out from the rest? Believe it or not, there are many unique ways to make yourself more employable that don’t require the cost and effort of a degree. Follow the tips below and you will be on your way to getting that next job.

Learn a New Language Online

Many people are not aware of this, but learning a foreign language is one of the best ways to become more employable. The languages spoken in many countries are the most useful when it comes to applying for a potential job, so competence in speaking French and Spanish is particularly attractive on your CV. Luckily, with so many resources online, you don’t need to pay for classes to be able to speak a new language. So, whether it’s learning French online or picking up some Spanish grammar, this is a great way to make yourself more employable!

Stay Up to Date with Current Affairs

Suppose you arrive for your interview, having done all the preparation that you think is required. But then, in the casual chat before the “proper” interview, your interviewer starts talking to you about current affairs. Believe us, it won’t look good if you have no idea what they’re talking about! This is often overlooked, so to make yourself more employable in interviews, make sure to read up on the latest political news. Your potential employer may also throw in some comments about community affairs, so it would a good idea to be clued up in that field as well!

Volunteer

You don’t have to work for years in a top-rate job for employers to be impressed by your experience. Volunteering is a great way to show employers that you are hardworking, enthusiastic, and always willing to help out. There are many different volunteering opportunities available, and it will look even better to potential employers if the volunteering role is related to the field you want to go into. Volunteering offers you valuable experience, but it also looks great on your CV!

Make your CV Look Professional

You may think this is obvious, but you would be surprised how many people are careless with the presentation of their CV. It doesn’t matter how qualified you are, if your CV has grammatical errors or looks scrappy, it will end up in employers’ bins! Make sure that your CV is straight to the point, doesn’t ramble on about your hobbies, and looks professional. Also, put your most impressive skills and experience towards the start.

Know the Company

Let’s be honest, and we are all guilty of applying to jobs for companies that we know very little about. This is especially the case with online job-searching, in which we tend to apply for so many jobs at once. While this isn’t always a problem, showing your potential employer that you are enthusiastic about their business can make you stand out from the rest. So, read up on the company you are applying for to boost your chances of getting hired. If you want to go even further, staying updated with the latest business news and thinking about how it may affect the business you’re applying for is sure to impress.

Bear these tips in mind and with a bit of luck, your dream job will be just around the corner.

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