How to Get Noticed by an Updater Recruiter
We may be biased, but we think Updater is an incredible place to work. How can you get noticed by an Updater recruiter? Great question! Let’s break it down.
Updater is looking to seriously expand and scale this year, which means this is your perfect opportunity to join our growing team. As our hiring and recruiting team reviews a lot of resumes, it’s more important than ever before to make sure there is something unique about your application. Aim to set yourself apart from the crowd.
So, without further ado, here are some tips and tricks that will help you get noticed by an Updater recruiter and push your resume to the top of the “must have” list at one of Crain’s Best Places to Work in NYC.
1. Tailor your resume to the specific job posting
Do your best to ensure that your resume addresses everything on the job posting, but always be honest about your experiences. Make your resume stand out by prominently displaying your most applicable experience to the role you’re applying for. The easier it is for the hiring manager to find this information, the more likely you’ll get an email back from us.
2. Customize your cover letter
Yes, we read every single one! Tell us why you are interested in Updater and in the role. Address your cover letter to a specific member of our team that you’d potentially be working with and open your cover letter with something that applies to us directly. Showing that you did your research and understand not only our company but also our culture, goes a long way. Don’t be afraid to show a bit of personality. Actually, please show personality!
3. Put your best foot forward
Make sure your resume stands out by adding some color, a link to your portfolio, or even an interesting quote. Include something that will make us do a double take. Of course, take into account what kind of job you’re applying for. If the position is super creative, make sure your creative energy shines through. If it's more analytic, show off your stats.
*Pro Tip: Save/submit your resume as a PDF to ensure the design continuity and organization of your resume comes across as intended.
4. Keep it short
Unless you have been working for 7+ years, your resume should be no longer than one page. We love (and appreciate) efficiency!
5. Leverage your LinkedIn profile
Every member of our team has a LinkedIn profile – use that to your advantage when conducting your research. We are proud to work at Updater. Connect with us to learn more about the team before meeting us, whether over the phone or in-person.
6. Personal thank you notes or introduction emails
Whether you’re trying to get noticed by an Updater recruiter, or just saying thanks, a personalized note is always appreciated. We love knowing that you enjoyed speaking with us just as much as we enjoyed speaking with you. A little extra effort is always noticed.
Updater is an inclusive and exciting work environment, and we love to show it off! Want to learn more about why we’re Crain's number #1 best tech company to work for in NYC? Head over to our Jobs Portal.
I'm the Recruiting Coordinator here at Updater. I help with moving candidates through the interview process and growing the Updater Family! I'm obsessed with wrinkly dogs and 90's R&B.