Some people spend a lifetime trying to get a job. Many more might take a relatively long time to land their dream job. However, a few people don’t mess around when looking for their dream job – they hit the nail on the head, and bang, until they are there.

How can you land your dream job in the shortest possible time? Here are a few proven tips you can apply to achieve that:

 Package your Resume Professionally – Resumes are the first point of contact between you and the employer. Ensure you sell yourself well and ensure the resume covers what they are looking for. The inclusion of relevant certifications in your resume may increase your chances. Also, ensure that your resume shows work experience in your current country, e.g., Canadian experience.

Apply for jobs like it’s a job – Even though there are many jobs out there, many other people are also applying. You must apply for as many jobs as possible daily. Give yourself a short timeframe and concentrate much effort on sending in your application. Use both approaches; Spray your generically written resume for that role randomly everywhere, while in some cases, if you see a high potential with a job role, then tailor your resume to match the job description. The combination of both methods is highly recommended.

 Prepare Interview Contents Ahead – For any job role, find out all the possible types of questions that could be asked and prepare a template or model answer for each. Then practice them until they become part of you. Conduct a couple of interview demos with a mentor and correct your weaknesses. You may also need to write down acronyms and definitions on sticky notes that may come in handy during an online interview. Some things that employers use to eliminate candidates during interviews are.

Communication – You must demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively while answering the questions. How you present your speech, content, and sound is very important.

Energy Level – Ensure to show positive, friendly, and high energy levels throughout the interview. Never allow your emotions to get the better of you.

Nervousness – Do everything to avoid being nervous. Be very confident, or at least pretend to be confident. The antidote is more interviews or interview prep demos.

Cultural Fit – Research the organization’s culture and try to put yourself into that mold before the interview to be considered a fit by the employer. Try to portray your personality as fit for the role.

Fit For the Job – The fact that you were invited for an interview proves that they think you fit the job. The onus now rests on you to prove them right. The way you can do this is to answer the questions professionally as someone who knows what he or she is saying. Use the job description as a guide to prepare thoroughly to answer questions. Convince them you have done it before; even if it is something new, you can handle it. Tell them how you will use your skills and experience to add value to the organization.

Genuine Interest – Endeavour to make the employers feel that you are genuinely interested in the job but do not sound too enthusiastic anyway. The quickest way to put an employer off is not to show that you are excited about the job.

Since employers often interview many people, these are the little things they use to drop or hire candidates. If you do all these things religiously, you will land your dream job in a much shorter time.