Re: Tips on Getting Hired

Subject: Re: Tips on Getting Hired
From: Beth Agnew <beth -dot- agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca>
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 02:28:16 -0500

I meant more ideologically than physically, though they should be part of the same package. One should support the other. Yes, sometimes the process breaks down, and often there isn't a process. That's why a one-size-fits-all approach will lessen the chance of getting you that interview. It's sad how inept some hiring mechanisms are. And unfortunately, it's not an exact science. Good cover letters do get separated from resumes. If you've customized both for the position, it's not such a problem if the reviewers only see one or the other.

No one has mentioned the T-letter, which is also a good approach under certain circumstances. When we analyze the audience/employer we should be able to figure out what they want from us and how to communicate that to them.

No matter how many resumes a hiring manager is going to have to look at, you've got about 3-10 seconds to get their attention so you go into the read/consider pile instead of the round file. With competition the way it is for some jobs, an applicant has to use every possible technique to get noticed. Of course, it's all moot if you don't match their requirements in the first place. But even then, I've seen applications where I just had to call in the person to meet them. And I've even hired people whose application convinced me I needed to learn more about them.

Gene Kim-Eng wrote:

Tell that to HR reps and headhunters. I can think of several
instances where I submitted both to a posted job and the
interviewers did not receive both, or where a resume came
to me without a cover and I later learned there had been one.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Beth Agnew" <beth -dot- agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca>

I beg to differ. Cover letters and resumes are inextricably linked.

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