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Rethink Priorities

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.

It’s one thing to not want to sell yourself short, it’s another to be so specific that you find absolutely nothing is the right fit. Her advice: Shorten your list to two or three things you really need.

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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.

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.

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.

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