Wanted: Business-to-business sales professional with five years experience in the financial services industry.
Actual response to this online job posting: Beautyholic and luxury lifestyle expert is salivating to work for your company!
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The lesson: Don’t apply for a job just because you can submit your resumé online with the click of a mouse.
“You really need to make sure, as a candidate, that you really read each job description and know what they’re looking for,” said Michael Jalbert, president of employment recruiter MRINetwork.
Jalbert suggests looking for key words in the posting like “sales” or “project management” and edit your cover letter and resumé to reflect your suitability for the job.
“There’s nothing wrong with applying for a dozen different jobs, just make sure you modify your address,” Jalbert added. Finally, target jobs within your skill and experience, he said. Surely there’s a company somewhere looking for the right entry-level beautyholic.