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Do You Need to Meet ALL Qualifications in the Job Posting?

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And more importantly, do you READ the job descriptions carefully before applying?

I know, I know...

Many job ads do sound like unicorn candidate wish lists, BUT job descriptions can be a powerful weapon for customizing your resume and tailoring your application - IF you approach them the right way.

So, what should you do when you see the job ad you’re enthusiastic about?

These 3 things:

1️⃣ Pay attention to the PREFERRED and REQUIRED qualifications - the required (most important) qualifications will often be listed first, so make sure you understand them well. Apply only if you meet at least 80% of all qualifications.

2️⃣ Read listed job duties carefully (they are often listed in order from most important to least important), and make a list of the ones you’ve done in your previous jobs (with results and numbers!)

3️⃣ Employers sometimes include a keyword at the end of the job description, and they ask you to use it later during the application process – they want to check if you thoroughly read and understood the job descriptions, so don’t be too quick on the apply button.

Believe it or not, recruiters complain every day about how job seekers do not read job postings carefully, and they end up with hundreds of applications that do not match the job requirements.

Prove them wrong. 💪

Set your target role and apply only to the jobs you are qualified for this week.

Your job search will be much shorter. I promise you that.

Work smarter, not harder. 🍀

Let me know if you need help. 💬


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