Some of the worst frustrations of a job search are, unfortunately, created by the company doing the hiring.
Problem One: The Impossible Job
Recently on LinkedIn a Human Resources manager posted a job description and asked why the company was having such a hard time filling the position. Everyone who responded pointed out that the job posting was way too detailed—no single human being could possibly bring all those skills to the table.
The job hunters looking at that job posting must have felt extremely frustrated. They had all the skills and experience to handle most of the position to perfection; but no chance at all of handling the rest.
If you find yourself agonizing over jobs like that, you have two courses of action: write a cover letter that clarifies the situation for the company and hope they will realize what a good fit you are; or move on to a more realistic job posting. If you do decide to educate the company, I will be happy to help you write an appropriate cover letter or email.
Problem Two: The Aggressive Interviewer
Some hiring managers approach interviews like interrogations: they want the interviewee to sweat. The best way to prepare for an aggressive interviewer who delights in posing impossible questions and scenarios is to have a strong resume at your back, one that enables you to recall the highlights in your career and work them into a response. If you cannot answer the question asked, you can at least draw from your history to find a close example or to turn the question into one that you can answer. Robin’s Resumes® specializes in resumes that give job hunters the confidence and assurance they need during interviews.
Problem Three: Inaccurate Information
The company advertises an opening. Unfortunately, the advertisement contains misleading, missing or inaccurate information.
Whenever you interview, be prepared with questions that clarify exactly what the company expects, where you would be working and for whom. If the information you receive does not match your expectations, you may need to move on. The wrong job is like the wrong spouse: no matter hard you try, it will seldom change enough to match your expectations.
Job hunting is often frustrating but a good resume and cover letter or email can help you deal with the frustration and even turn it around. Contact Robin’s Resumes today.