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Get Those Skills

Make sure you list them if you have them or acquire them if you don’t. Don’t chase your own tail by applying to a job you’re unlikely to get.

Small skills count too. Are you proficient at Excel? List it. Your odds of getting an interview and a job if you have a facility with Microsoft Office goes up hugely.

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“If you aren’t one of the first 20 people to apply on LinkedIn, you’re probably not going to get seen,” stated J.T. O’Donnell, founder and CEO of Work It Daily, a career coaching platform.

It’s easiest to get a job if you’ve got one.

Rather than looking for people who have exactly the skills in the job description, look for those who have attributes similar to your best employees — those who are most productive or who’ve stayed with the company longest.

Create a list of the requirements you are looking for in a new job —you will often discover that the list you make is too long.

Skills are changing faster than ever. Rather than learning every new technology, you might be better off explaining that in the past you’ve been good at picking up new software. That might include using words like “transformation,” “migration,” or “upgrade,” and really explaining how you hand...

To some extent, this means using the same phrases in your application materials as you see in the listing, even if that can feel a little cheap.

Make sure job descriptions are up to date and that they focus on the core skills the person absolutely needs.

Try to outsmart the algorithm, or try to actually get in touch with someone who works at the company.

If you took a year off to write the Great American Novel, say so.

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