Job Search Tip of the Week #8

We’re continuing our countdown of the top 10 job search tips recommended by our expert team at RochesterWorks!. This week’s piece of advice is:

Tip #8: Put yourself in the shoes of the employer

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Take the time to look at yourself with objectivity and from the employer’s point of view. Would I hire me?  Am I portraying the type of person I would like to work with and that fits into the culture of this organization?  What skills do I have that will help solve the employer’s problems?

For instance, when a company posts a job on their website or our HotJobs  page they usually receive dozens of resumes in the first few days of posting.  Before you submit your resume and cover letter, stop and consider things from the company’s perspective.

Don’t send your standard resume. Take the time to adjust your it to the job you are applying for and show how your skills are the perfect match. Don’t talk about why you want to work for the company in your cover letter. Instead think about why you are the right fit for the job and why they will want to hire you.

Previous Tips:
Tip 9: Conduct a balanced job search

Tip 10: Follow-up!

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