12 tips for applying for a job at Ballast Point Design and Build
Thinking of applying for a job at Ballast Point Design and Build? Here are some tips for things we look for when recruiting team members.
- Tell us how you heard about us
- Focus on our needs and tell us how you address these needs, rather than on your skills and experience and where you want to take your career
- Tell a coherent story of who you are, how you got here and how that fits into the narrative of our business
- Make sure your resume answers the question – why do you want to work at Ballast Point?
- Make Ballast Point feel like the resume is written just for us, rather than just one of many places you’ve sent the same resume to. Research the company and understand what drives us
- The most important thing about your previous experience is what you learnt there, how the experiences have shaped you, and how they will help our business
- Use simple language instead of buzz words or phrases
- Focus on key objectives that you have achieved in past roles rather than listing things you did
- It’s OK to list failures and what you have learnt from these, be it personal failures or failure of a business you worked for
- Include the reason for leaving previous jobs, particularly if you have short stints for various employers, as Ballast Point aims to hire staff long-term
- Inspire us to hire you — employers want superstars who will take charge, show initiate and take their business to the next level, not just another worker they need to push along
- Round your resume out with a glimpse of who you really are. Your hobbies and interests are important, because they help give the employer a multi-dimensional picture of you. But avoid things everybody does, like listening to music, cooking and going to the beach. Be more specific — if your passion is cooking say what type; if it’s music, state what kind of music