Ever since I started working at Glassdoor, a lot of people have come to me for career advice: friends, family members, blog readers, even my Lyft drivers. And the number one question I hear from them is always some variation of the following: What can I do to make myself stand out?
A lot of people think they need an Ivy League degree or a prestigious company name on their resume in order to be frontrunners, but the truth is, there are a number of pretty simple things you can do to get in a recruiter or hiring manager’s good graces. Don’t get me wrong — it will still require thoughtfulness on your part, but as long as you carefully research, practice and prepare, you’re sure to make a good impression.
Below, we’ve highlighted eight simple things that you can do to become an irresistible candidate — read on to learn more.
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