It is what most people want to do, make sure that they are employable and interesting to employers so what can you do to increase this? Whether you are employed or not you should always try to add new skills, qualifications and experience to become more employable.
Below tips will give you an idea on some of the areas you could look at.
#1 Up to Date Required Skills
Employers want people with the most up to date skills and experience they can find. For example if you are in IT, make sure you keep up to date with the latest technology and demonstrate how you keep up to date and why, what interests you and what keeps you motivated to keep up to date? These things will interest an employer as they will see you are as passionate about something that they need you to be for their organisation.
#2 Up to Date CV
Never forget to update your CV. Look at it regularly when job hunting and never stop tweaking it and making changes so that you have the latest jobs that you have been doing or a recent training course, online course etc.
#3 Good Attitude
Having a positive attitude will go a long way to making you more employable. Employers do not want a bad attitude from the start, they are looking for people to add value to their company and you need to come across well and want to do well for them.
#4 Clear Employment or Education History
Make sure that your CV is laid out well with a clear employment and or education history with the main focus being on whatever is most important to that company. Read the job description carefully and if it is essential that you are degree educated make sure that that description is very close to the top of your CV so they find what they are looking for quickly. The idea is to make a CV and all the information an employer wants to be easy to avoid them not looking further.
#5 Wants to Be Successful
If you have an air of ambition and want to be successful this will show you in a good light rather than someone who is just happy to accept his/her lot and take what comes. Success is what every company wants to be so it is only right that they want like minded staff.
#6 Previous Industry Experience
If you have previous industry experience then this will make you more employable as you have some direct knowledge that the company will be interested in. Make sure you demonstrate this relevance clearly.
#7 Good References
If you have good references then this will make you more employable as it gives an employer proof that you have been good for someone else.
#8 Relevant qualifications
If a company is specifically looking for certain qualifications then you need to exploit the qualifications that you have with what they are looking for and make sure that they are highlighted in your application or CV.
#9 Be decisive
If you are a decisive person and can make decisions on your own accord then this will usually appeal to employers so they do not feel that they have to hold your hand every step of the way.
#10 Be Commercially Aware
If you can demonstrate your commercial awareness then this will be a positive for an employer who will see that you keep yourself aware of new developments already and that you will be an asset to their company doing the same.