Please take a moment now to think about the heading of this article:
"Effective job hunting is about making tailored job applications that match the vacancy and employer"
Job hunting means to be actively looking and applying for work. Scouring job vacancy websites and apps to find the right job or one that you are interested in doing.
You like the employer and the job and feel that you are well suited to the position. More often than not however, many will send out job applications one after the other, with a standard covering letter, generalist resume and a couple sentences in the email saying that they are interested in the position and all about them. That's right, all about them.
Well it shouldn't be all about the job seeker but rather all about the resume. You do not need to elaborate on everything you have done in your 20 year career.
Rather, talk about the experience that relates to the job.
Many people send out job applications that are not tailored for the position and that actively addresses the employer's interests. If you are a fire fighter but want to work in an accounts office, well then you wouldn't send your firefighting resume and talk about how many fires you have eliminated when writing your job application.
No, rather you would change your resume for office work and address the requirements for the position and how you feel your skills and experience would add value in that position and for the employer in meeting their business goals.
Author: Matthew Coppola, Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions
Holding a graduate degree in Commerce, majoring in Economics at Curtin University, as well as a post graduate certificate in Career Education and Development at RMIT University, Matthew brings with him more than 6 years experience working in the fields of business development, marketing, soft-skills training and employment services industry. He has gained significant exposure in working with employers in sourcing staff as well as assisting jobseekers in promoting and marketing themselves to employers and securing sustainable employment outcomes. He is currently working in Disability Employment Services where he assists clients with mental health disabilities in finding and keeping satisfying and gainful employment and helping them overcome and work around barriers to employment.
He has helped many job seekers secure employment by training and coaching them in the art of being interviewed and giving the interviewer a positive and lasting impression. He knows how to sell and market a job seeker to an employer and he imparts this knowledge to his clients in helping them sell and market themselves in an interview.
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