Following my last blog, I want to show you a smart way to stand out from the crowd during the interview process. One way to do that is by creating a proposal document…
I actually got the idea from a relative who was conducting graduate interviews at a leading car manufacturer. Basically, during one interview a graduate candidate brought in an additional document to their CV and job specification. They brought a proposal document. But, what constitutes a proposal document you might ask?…
A proposal document contains information about the job role, company who are hiring, their history, candidate competencies and further questions the candidate has. It is formatted like a report and acts as a reference for the interviewer after the interview. But, what are the benefits to creating a proposal document?
- It makes you stand out and memorable in the mind of the interviewer.
- It shows the interviewer what your work looks like, acting as an indication to whether you meet their standards or not.
- It shows you are interested and have invested time into researching the company.
- You can constantly refer to it yourself throughout the interview and help structure the conversation.
The following link shows the template I recommend using for the proposal document: Proposal Document Template
If you want to get ahead of the game and make yourself employable, using a document like this will be worth every minute! Get the job!
Let me know your thoughts!