Have you applied for a job on LinkedIn recently? It’s a highly competitive market. Sometimes, you’re facing 500 other applicants or more.
Job seekers must find ways to differentiate themselves from the crowd.
One effective way to do this is by demonstrating that you are a revenue accelerator. Employers are seeking employees who can help a company increase its revenue and profitability now more than ever because of the uncertain economic conditions.
As news of layoffs continues to make headlines, the businesses that are hiring need talented individuals who can make a positive impact on their bottom line. Job seekers who can show that they have the skills and experience to do so will have a distinct advantage.
In this blog post, we will discuss several strategies that job seekers can use to demonstrate that they are revenue accelerators and stand out in the eyes of potential employers. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out in your career, these tips will help you showcase your value to employers and land your dream job.
Tip One: Understand Your KPIs
The first step in building your revenue acceleration story is to understand your personal key performance indicators (KPIs).
Hopefully, you know what your KPIs are whether they are documented goals or agreed upon with your manager. If you don’t, this is a great place to begin.
Start by thinking about your current job. Write down the organization’s goals. Then, think about how your job impacts those goals. Ask yourself how your role is driving revenue growth, reducing costs, increasing efficiencies, or in some other way how you are contributing to the organization. Every position can be measured.
By documenting your contribution and including metrics, you can clearly demonstrate your value to the organization. The idea here is to take ownership of how you are contributing to the overall success of the company. Do not forget to write all these KPIs down. You’ll need them for the next steps.
Tip Two: Document Your Accomplishments
By now, you should have your KPIs clearly documented. It’s time to use them. Pull up your resume and look at every job summary. Each section should include your results. You can also include this information in a headline, summary, or skills section. It’s okay to repeat a message once or twice in your resume because you want to ensure the reader understands your value.
Recruiters are looking for the top 10% of candidates. If your resume doesn’t include those quantifiable results, a hiring manager or recruiter will assume you fall into the other 90% of candidates.
Sharing your accomplishments, such as exceeding sales goals or reducing costs, will not only show your potential worth to a company, but it also shows your initiative and drive to go above and beyond expectations. So, don’t hesitate to share your success stories with recruiters and hiring managers. They want to see that you are the type of candidate who can bring tangible value to their organization.
Important! You must be able to speak of your accomplishments. Before an interview, practice explaining your revenue-accelerating KPIs. Tell a story about how you personally contributed to growth. Explain your role in the success clearly.
Tip Three: Personal Brand
Let’s focus on how you are presenting yourself to the job market. LinkedIn is the world’s biggest professional networking site. This is the perfect place to focus on your professional brand.
One way to make a strong impression is by including your personal KPIs in your headline. This will not only showcase your accomplishments but also help you stand out among other job seekers. It’s also important to make sure your LinkedIn profile reflects your resume to ensure consistency.
Additionally, sharing posts about your achievements (without giving away specific details) can help establish your expertise. Lastly, engaging with others in your field by commenting and providing valuable insights can help expand your network and position you as a thought leader.
Use LinkedIn as a place to distinguish yourself from your peers.
Bonus Interview Tip
One way to stand out in an interview is by politely offering recommendations to the recruiter or hiring manager. By highlighting areas where the company could improve, you demonstrate your eagerness to contribute to the organization’s success.
However, it’s crucial to strike the right balance and avoid coming across as overly critical or insulting. A professional and approachable tone conveys your desire to collaborate and work towards mutual goals and, ultimately, making recommendations during an interview can set you apart from other candidates and ultimately, accelerate revenue at the organization.
Maximizing your value to a potential employer does not have to be a complex process. If done correctly and with intention, you can demonstrate why you are a revenue accelerator and make a strong impression at the same time.
There are numerous ways to showcase the return on investment of hiring you. The simplest method is to create and compile data that proves the company’s ROI in bringing you on board. Being able to prove ROI will set you apart from the competition, making it easier for companies to view you as low-to-no risk.
If this resonates with your job search journey and you’re looking for additional tips beyond what we’ve covered here, Talentfoot has resources available in our resource center that offer helpful guidance tailored specifically towards job seekers.