Fairy Tale for the Job Seeker

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Fairy Tale for the Job Seeker

Postby A. Sam » Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:44 pm

"...As soon as people start talking like Val and Mark, that means that the bulk of job seekers will be doing things "the ways that company H/R people suggest." That's really great, because then the other 10% of the job seekers can aggressively work AROUND that system and get the jobs."

Point, set, and match to Dave.
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Fairy Tale for the Job Seeker

Postby John Fetzer » Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:05 am

Getting noticed enough to stand out is the game. It takes more effort than a one-size-fits-all strategy. Sometimes it is sending a tailored cover letter or resume, sometimes it is sending your resume through a contact in the company, sometimes it is digging around to find who is the decision maker, and on and on.

It is not an applicants' market; it is a hiring people's market. They will not do back flips to find you; you must do the extra to find them. Whine and grumble all you want, but get over that enough to do the hard work of landing that good job.

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