If you are ready to apply for an internship or a full-time job at L’Oréal, these tips will help to make the difference between making it or breaking it into the selection process. We sat down with L’Oréal recruiters Mathis, Paola and Kristina to get some insights on what candidates can do to ace their application.
1. Keep it error free
We DO look for mistakes. If we find them, it makes you look really bad. When experiencing massive volumes of applicants, dismissing your application because of avoidable errors is not going to help you secure an interview.’ If you’re unsure then use a spellchecker and ask someone else to double-check and even triple-check what you’ve written. Grammarly app can give you a hand with that.
2. Keep it short
One-page CV is always a good idea. Remember that we will have only 10 seconds to see if your CV captures our attention. You better make it short but powerful.
3. Tailor it
We’ve all done it. Admit it! Whizzed the same CV out to lots of employers to save time… Stop! Take the time to change your CV for each role that you apply for. Research L’Oréal and use the job advert to work out EXACTLY what skills you should point out to. The keywords are there ;) and we appreciate your effort.
4. Quantify results
Tell us your achievements by quantifying results when possible. Back up your achievements with numbers make selling yourself to hiring managers much easier. Don’t just say that you increased sales or brand awareness. Tell us you increased sales by xx% over a xx months period. If you cannot convince us, how do you think we can help you to convince hiring manager?
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Write your “elevator pitch”. Include your most relevant achievements and differentiation elements. Don’t just assume we will see why you are better than other candidates. Catch our attention! If possible and relevant, include the link of your professional online profile as well.
Check out this free resume tool that’ll make your CV look as if you paid a professional to design it.
6. One more tip…
Spell check again!
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