Before submitting any application or writing a cover letter you need to set things in order. Here are a few things you MUST do before speaking to any potential employer.
Social media is a critical part of the screening process. You should be active and professional on channels like LinkedIn (and Twitter to an extent). Your personal profiles like Facebook and Instagram should be protected to avoid disqualification.
Most companies use an applicant tracking system (ATS) to manage the hiring process. It keeps track of the screen, and interview score, manages the onboarding logistics and stores all applicants’ data. The ATS has built-in tools to help the hiring team identify applicants’ social media profiles. Here’s how you can gain brownie points:
Set up your profile, complete with as many details as possible. LinkedIn is like the digital business card and a medium to showcase your professional qualifications.
Note: You can refer to this top-performing SDR profile while setting up.
Facebook & Instagram
Keep the profiles private and delete anything that can be considered obnoxious or offensive. While job hunting, your public profile has a lot to give away and very little to gain.
If you are regular on Twitter, avoid any highly controversial tweets. Even if the hiring manager agrees with your rants about the president since it’s a customer-facing job they may hire someone who has a compromised social presence.
Now that your social presence is clear, you need to polish your resume. Let’s move to the must-do’s while preparing your resume.
To make the most of the available opportunities, you need to have a base knowledge. Sign up for top sales development training modules. We recommend you read the following books to polish the interview and get selected for the job.
Even if you read one of the above books, you can get ahead of your competition.