Time is on my side.
Rather than throwing out mail that comes
in the mailbox, I can look at it for real
relevance. Dice sent a career related
envelope offering freebies, but I was more
interested in John Vlastelica’s tips for
You should be too.
1. Not only are they looking for keywords,
but also for related accomplishments. So,
if you can learn specifically about the job
description it could be beneficial to relate
some detail in a research summary
or achievement statement or business outcome.
2. What is the nature of an applicant’s
In a tight job market, some just need a job.
Others really desire to work for your company,
serve your customers and work in your field.
So, understand that interviewers, at all phases,
will be exploring:
why should we hire you?
why do you want to work for this
a good fit of styles.
3. John relates about companies’ need to
protect their brand. We, as candidates, have
the same need and should choose to accept an
off based on how we were courteously and
respectfully treated. We are interviewing
them as much as they are interviewing us.