339: How to stand out as a top candidate for a job - with Shreya Mehta
March 12, 2024

Want to learn the secrets on how to stand out as a top candidate for a job? In this day and age when the market is flooded with great talent, how do you rise to the top and make a great impression all along the way?

My special guest today is talent acquisition partner and recruiter, Shreya Mehta and she’s simplifying how to stand out as a top candidate for a job. It might simply be getting back to the basics on some things.

Here’s how.

My special guest today is Shreya Mehta and she’s simplifying how to stand out as a top candidate for a job.

We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including:

Anyone that’s looking for a job in 2024 is feeling the pinch right now and let’s be real… It can be incredibly discouraging.

I heard a stat from my career coach that in this job market, most white-collar workers typically need anywhere between 3-9 months to find their next role.

My goodness, that’s a long time and seems crazy to me. So friend, I hope that today’s episode helps you refine how you apply, how you follow up, and how you interview, so that you can shorten that time significantly.  

Q: Are you ready to learn how to stand out as a top candidate for a job? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing!


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My challenge for you this week:

How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and experiment with applying and interviewing in a different way this week in your job search? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and send me a DM over on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesimplifiers) for added accountability and support!

Links, books and apps mentioned:

Resource: Find Shreya Mehta on LinkedIn - click here

Resource: Shreya offers resume reviews, LinkedIn profile reviews, job search strategy sessions, and interview prep sessions - click here

E-Books: Free e-books on LinkedIn tips, resume action verbs to use and best practices on resume writing - Shreya Mehta

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About Shreya Mehta:

Shreya Mehta - She is a Talent Acquisition partner and a professional growth coach. She has worked with companies like TikTok, Amazon and Microsoft and is passionate about candidate experience and standardized hiring training.

As a coach she has worked with over 2700 individuals in their mid-career for their “next step” with the help of mock interviews, resume building and LinkedIn optimization. She helps professionals in corporate branding. Shreya is passionate about storytelling and using the voice to glorify work and life experience.

Where Shreya hangs out online:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachshreyamehta/

Website: https://coachshreyamehta.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachshreyamehta

Shreya’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Priya & Darshan - They are the content creators behind “It’s OK Yaar” - a blog and video sketch show for South Ausians looking to work overseas and settle in different countries like the US. They provide resources on US Visa Guides and more. “It’s OK Yaar” is a philosophy by which most South Asians live by, simply put, “Don’t Worry, everything will be fine.” It’s a nod to their undying spirit and perseverance that makes them take the leap of leaving their homes and moving to a foreign country.