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Friday, February 25, 2011

Job Hunting Secret: They Desperately Want to Hire You

It's true that hiring managers and recruiters have so many applications that they'll reject you for small problems. So here are some hints on making yourself the right candidate.

Job Hunting Secret: They Desperately Want to Hire You


Lydia said...

I'd also ban anything banal from the 'personal interests' section. Who doesn't like 'socialising with friends'? Unless it's really different (wingwalking was a recent one, what a great conversation starter that was!) or charitable etc, it's more likely to count against you than for you.

I get fed up too of phones that seem to be constantly off or go straight to answer phone. You are looking for a job, make my life easy -please-!!

Anonymous said...

I can add a few:
cover letters addressed to a different employer
inappropriate voicemails
voicemails not set up
a cover letter that says they would be perfect for any job
someone applying on your behalf (ie wife, mother)

paramount0828 said...

Forget to dot an i or cross a t and your DONE! This is all BS. Bring Unions back!