Job-Search Truth: Wishing And Wanting Does NOT Make You Qualified For A Job

This week I am a man on a mission to spread the truth about a very, very, very important issue. It’s not a life or death type of thing but it can derail and / or kill your search for a new job.

You ready to hear about it? Good, because here it goes:

(getting on my soapbox)

WISHING THAT YOU ARE QUALIFIED AND WANTING TO BE QUALIFIED FOR A JOB DOES NOT MAKE YOU QUALIFIED FOR SAID JOB.

Listen, I know it’s tough out there. I know that when you need a job you will do what it takes to get one. BUT if a job description says that an MBA and five years of outside sales experience is required and you have an associates degree and did retail sales you will not get an interview.

Filling out online applications is a bear (sometimes reading online applications is a bear) – so do yourself (and recruiters everywhere) a favor and only apply to those jobs that you are truly qualified for and spend the rest of your time doing what is really effective in job-search, say NETWORKING!

(getting off of my soapbox)

Until next time – good hunting and good luck!

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3 responses to “Job-Search Truth: Wishing And Wanting Does NOT Make You Qualified For A Job

  1. Matt,
    love your post

  2. In an instant, which description will convey much more about your skills and abilities? Which person looks more qualified and worth a higher salary? This is a very simple example but illustrates the powerful strategies presented in this site that teach you how to understand, control and elevate your image to match the job and salary you want. Again, if you haven’t already gone through our workshops click the first link in the left column above to do so!

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