Career Calling

August 13, 2013

What Does Your Next Employer Need to Know?

This is the only question that matters when you’re writing a resume or interviewing for a job.

Too often, job seekers talk about what they did on their last job.  They use the language of that company and discuss their duties in specific details that only apply to that job/company.  Prospective employers do not care about all of this information.  It is not relevant to their business problem.  Your challenge is to show how your previous experience and education will be a benefit to your next employer, not the last one.

I recommend that you start your job search by studying job posts for the positions that interest you most.  Review 5-10 job posts.  Identify common requirements and repeated “key” words.  If you build your resume and prepare for interviews by focusing on what employers need, you will find that you have more interviews and faster job offers.  It’s not about what you did in the past.  It’s all about what you have to offer you next employer.

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