Calculate your chances of getting a job

The marker’ll introduce you can use to calculate the chances you have of being hired for a specific job. This marker consists of 4 variables (which assign importance below): experience + personal brand contacts + + skills. The ideal candidate would get a score of 100 points. This marker or score is not intended to make sure that you get a job if you get a 100. The aim is to make you know the variables that play an important role in hiring any worker.

Since not all variables are equally important, we assign a weight (weight) to each.

How much have my skills?

Skills for variable, assign 10 percent. I assume that most candidates “serious” to any position have the minimum skills required for university -carrera work, school or relevant certificates. Hence no otorguemos him more than 10 percent.

In the vast majority of cases, if you do not meet the academic requirement, you should not even bother to fill out the application. Although in some cases, such as a career change, you could choose to apply for the position. There are many positions that, although a particular race as the main option is specified, you can access work with other university careers. In any case and to begin the calculation, a graduate degree (High School), I would give 50 points, a career, 60; and a graduate 70 points.

Give me an example of skills

For example, Santi majored in history in college and is applying for a job in sales. Although the job announcement highlights the company prefers candidates with a career in Business, Santi knows he can perform the job but has not completed the required career. Therefore, the score would be 60 points for Santi (university) multiplied by 10 percent (weight variable), for a total of 6 points in this category.

How has my personal brand?

As for the personal brand or personal branding, the weight assigned is 20 percent. Although in theory your personal brand is not more important than the career you worked so hard to achieve, the reality is that the desmarcarte of your competitors in an effective way will make you more attractive in the workplace. To set a minimum in personal brands, you must have an active blog to present your point of personal and genuine about what happens in your specific industry view. Not served with simply having a blog about any activity or hobby. To calculate your score in this category

personal brand of Santi

To continue the example of Santi: he has a blog on a topic related to your career in writing once a month. In turn, it has a Twitter account that does not use very often (1 time per month) and a LinkedIn profile without much activity (although belongs to a group related to your industry). Therefore, Santi 50 (blog), 10 points 25 (Twitter) and 25 possible 15 points (LinkedIn) is assigned, for a total of 75 points multiplied by 20 percent (PB). His total points for personal mark is 15 points.

Scoring for work experience

For work experience, given weight is 30 percent. When I talk about experience, I mean that labor-related industry where you want to work, or any previous experience of transferable skills that can be extracted to your industry. For example, a teacher with 10 years of experience can always be harvested skills that can be transferred to other industries. For recent college graduates, the best way to get a good score on this variable is completing an internship (internship) in your industry.

The marker will depend on the job advertisement

Example Santi

For example, Santi is applying for a job of salesman in a company that sells food products. Announces specifies the needed 7 years of experience in the food industry. Santi has been working assistant box in a bank since he finished college (10 years). But he knows that the skills acquired during this time can be transferred to a position in sales, so he decides to complete the application. To calculate your score, Santi knows that meets the requirement of number of years (7) which is assigned 100 points. Then multiply the weight 100 of the variable (30%) or what is the same 30 points. But you remember that your experience is in another field unrelated to the food industry, which has to divide his marker by 2. The final total of Santi for this variable is 15.

What about my contacts?

Finally, we assign a 40 percent weight to contacts. Based on the statistic that approximately 80 percent of the jobs are awarded through recommendations or contacts, I have decided to give greater importance to this variable. 20 points if you have a minimum of 10 solid contacts (which you could call and be in person) having a medium-high executive level (supervisors, directors, managers, etc.) 30 points if you have two or more contacts in the company where you’re looking for work, 10 points for each recommendation you have on LinkedIn (up to 5).

How many points have Santi for your contacts?

Santi, through its experience in the bank, has managed to meet important people in the business world of their city. Even you have contact (LinkedIn), with several executives in the food industry and even two contacts within the company where he seeks work. Besides, he asked two ejectuvos the bank and three of its most important clients to write down a recommendation on LinkedIn. Santi recounts: has 17 solid contacts (20 points), 2 contacts within the company where you work (30 points) and 5 recommendations LinkedIn (50 points). The total points is 100 multiplied by the weight of the variable (40%), achieving a score of 40 points in contacts.

What is the final score of Santi?

Santi sum total for each variable: 6 points (skills) + 15 points (personal record) + 15 points (experience) + 40 points (contacts). Santi The final score of 76 points out of 100. In my personal opinion, any candidate who use this formula, you should get a higher score 70 points to be considered to have real opportunities to get the desired job. In this case, Santi be considered to have real options to get that sales job in the food industry.

Use this formula only as a guide

Although there are many variables in the calculation they are subjective and difficult to calculate (if active profile on social networks), this marker is not intended to be any scientific algorithm but a reference that can guide you to more chances of getting your next job .

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