JOB SEARCH TIP: One Job Search Size Does Not Fit All.

17 Jul

I’ve spent too much time complaining about… socks. Why, because too many socks are one-size-fits-all, which if you have a size fourteen shoe like me that means no-size-fits-all.

I’m old enough to remember when having one resume and cover letter was standard fare, which you carefully prepared on your typewriter and copied.

Those days are gone.

You now have the ability to customize all your job search communications. You could apply to ten different jobs and have ten different cover letters and resumes.

Really, why?

When you take the time to customize your messaging to a specific employer, you increase the perception that you have done your homework about the employer and are truly interested in them.

They like people who show interest—they’re funny that way.

To have one “cookie cutter” set of correspondence these days is just plain lazy, and makes you stand out in a way that doesn’t advance your search.

There are training videos on the web site of my faith community and a handout. This content is free: https://www.thetablempls.com/jobresources

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