I would love to work for LinkedIn. The company has a great product and is famous for treating its employees well; both reviews and surveys indicate the company has a good culture.
So, full of hope, I sent my resume and cover letter to apply for a marketing job at LinkedIn. They didn’t think I was good enough…
The process of looking for a job or internship is rife with possible assumptions—about job requirements, company culture, what happened during the application and interview process and even what you believe you can achieve.
Here are eight assumptions about job search and how you can keep them from holding you back.
Getting so caught up in the hurricane of the job hunt can leave you with loose, unintentionally unprofessional details in your resume… the little details can crush any and all chances for an interview.
Unfortunately, hiring managers can spot these small blunders from miles away…
Are you applying for the right jobs? Are you qualified for those jobs? Do you appear credible to the hiring professional who decides to bring you in for an interview? Or are you eliminating yourself in the first few seconds?
Especially in a tough market, many job seekers apply for every job they can find whether it’s a true match or not…
Reading job postings and, with an objective frame of mind understanding what the employer is really after, is a skill everyone needs to learn. If you don’t evaluate each job qualification and align it to something you offer, you’ll be spending valuable energy on a proverbial wild goose chase.
Do it correctly, however, and you create a magical match between what an employer wants and what you have to offer!