August 28, 2020
As companies pivot their recruitment & application processes, job seekers need to do the same. That’s why OceanFirst Bank is providing some tips to stay ahead of the competition and to adapt to the new norm of job searching:
- Be Active on Your Email and Reply Promptly - Check your emails consistently for application updates. Prompt responses and participation in the company’s “next steps” will put you ahead of the competition. If the application offers message updates, OPT-IN!
- Recognize Your Qualifications and Set Yourself Apart - Read job descriptions thoroughly and ask yourself, “Do I meet the minimum qualifications?” If yes, hit that ‘Apply’ button! Answer the application questions truthfully and thoroughly (and do NOT forget to check spelling & grammar). More illustration of thought & effort can keep the recruiter’s eyes on your application longer.
- Dress Up Before You Show Up - Dress up as if you were going to an in-person interview. Your presentation and how you carry yourself should shine through in a phone/video interview. Smile, be genuine, and share your excitement for this opportunity.