by Jesse Plunkett Posted on 4 months ago
Your application isn’t about you. Your application is about helping a hiring manager quickly decide to move your application forward while simultaneously deleting one-hundred other resumes.
How can you help the hiring manager? Start by putting yourself in their shoes.
Hiring managers have priorities, incentives, fears, and time-constraints. When they first look at an application, they will take a few seconds to determine whether to hit delete or keep reading. Their initial decision depends upon a few questions, such as:
Most applicants fail to reflect on how quickly and directly their application addresses these concerns. This is the power of applying with empathy.
When you set yourself apart by identifying and solving hiring managers’ problems, you dramatically increase your interview chances. If problem-solving is in your nature, show it.
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