Failing Yesterday is Winning Today



Failure is difficult for everyone, especially when you wait for the job you wish for and doesn’t get qualified for it.

Mostly who can feel this the most are the fresh graduates and those who had to leave their job and start searching for a new opportunity.

But How Being a Failure Yesterday Can Make You a Winner Today?

Well, you can’t stand out for many reasons, one of the main reasons is when you apply for many opportunities and don’t get any answer. You feel then that you failed and that there is a problem with you.

While you may have all the right qualifications but you don’t know how to put all your info in the right way in your CV and LinkedIn.

  • First CV:

You may think that you have done your all in your cv, you put the right picture, and you set up all your work experience and skills. 

But you need to know that if you want to get qualified for the job you’re aiming for, you have to answer this question: How will I help the company I’ll work for? Why will they hire me?

  • Putting a Profile Photo isn’t necessary. People can judge you based on any photo you put. 
  • Put all your achievements that you have done. Ps: if you don’t have any achievements as you haven’t worked for, put any of your achievements on any volunteering experience or something you learned from.
  • State your skills relevant to the job you’re applying for, not any general skills like Computer Skills, Active Listening. Everyone has these skills. Instead, try to find a more specific word or phrase to convey your abilities.
  • If you’re applying for a specific job, try to put everything related to this job in your CV, whether in your accomplishments, skills, or summary.
  • When you apply for a Job, try and search for keywords that will help you with ATS (Applicant Tracking System), as this system filters all the CVs and chooses some CVs based on some relevant keywords.

Second LinkedIn:

It only takes 6 seconds to check your LinkedIn, so you need to make it stands out.
  • Your cover photo needs to be catchy and relevant to your work.
  • Don’t forget to fill in your 50 Skills; it helps you be found easily.
  • You have to answer ‘What do I do exactly’ in your Summary and ‘What did I do in my past experiences’ in your achievements?

Third, Cover Letter:

Don’t forget to put your Cover Letter while applying; your cover letter will often make the first impression in the hiring manager's mind.

A cover letter is a one-page document addressed to the interviewer or hiring manager that includes your contact details, the role you are applying for, and further detail surrounding the information in your CV. 

Cover letters should highlight your interest in the role and expand on the skills and experiences that make you best suited for the position.

A good cover letter will increase your chances of being invited for an interview with the hiring manager.