“Convince the Prospective Employer that you are the Best Person for the Job!” Part 2

The answer to that is KNOWLEDGE!

“The Most Qualified is not Always the One that Gets Hired”

Did you know that almost two-thirds of the time, the best-qualified candidate does not get the job offer? And the person hired often meets fewer than 50% of the job qualifications!

It is not the most qualified candidate who is hired – it is the one who is

Best Prepared.

Once you have the knowledge you can UNDERSTAND.

And when you UNDERSTAND something, you can HANDLE IT!

You take CONTROL!

That applies after you get the job as well. Most problems are usually a lack of understanding; not knowing what to do and how to do it or when to do it.

After the months of researching and too many dollars spent (Oh, well!!) I came across an all-inclusive plan that was so good I was forced to cancel my idea to write a book on job interviews.

Can You Imagine a one stop source that offers…

Well the most important thing you need to know is that it is all about you and it is all in your head. Be prepared, do not think that improvisation will show the best of you, be yourself and believe that you can do it.

The bottom line…

I have done all the research for you. I have saved you the time and trouble. You don’t need to search or spend hours going through the different programs available. It is done! With this information you will have an unfair advantage over your competitors. That is what you want isn’t it?

I hope you liked this post and I wish you good luck with your job search. I believe in you and now it is your turn to believe in yourself!

“Convince the Prospective Employer that you are the Best Person for the Job!”

These situations can drive you nuts, depress you and make you think you will never get past the nightmare of interviews and waiting to hear the phone ring. It is a nerve-wracking process, but does it have to be?

The job interview questions and answers sometimes make you feel like a police interrogation is taking place and you know you haven’t done anything wrong, but it makes you feel like maybe you did.

The job interview questions & answers are throwing you for a loop.

You are going over your whole life every time a question is asked.

You start to wonder about the clothes you’re wearing; are they what this interviewer likes or do they disapprove?

Did I smile or frown?

Is my hair Okay?

Did I answer quickly enough?

Did I give enough information or too much?

There is a way out of the never ending loop of anxiety and unknowing!

Simple strategies to help you nail that next job interview!

Hi, my name is Cecil Ming. I have been a counselor for over 30 years. I want to tell you a story about how I found the most comprehensive information for job seeking success.

A few months ago I started researching the subject of job interviews and the questions and answers that would be of use. In my 30 years of counseling, I had run across many clients that were tearing their hair out over the job search process. Being in the business of helping, I wanted to see what was available on the subject and possibly write a book. In doing the research I found plenty of information, but not a complete picture. I searched over 50 sites that offered information on job interview questions & answers, some of which was free info while others only presented a sales page.

I searched further and actually started buying the available products. Wow, that can get expensive! However, it is part of a thorough research project, and I wanted to know what was in these different programs.

Finding the answers is important to me. In my 30 years of counseling, I have found that the anxiety and angst that people went through while looking for work actually kept them from doing their best while applying for a job. It affected every part of their life. Many had their relationships suffer because of the stress of going through the job search, then the interview and all the unknowns involved. I could help them to handle it temporarily, but what was it that would handle it so that they never needed to come back to me to handle it again?

 

Covering Letter For Job Application

The task of writing a cover letter can become very daunting. There are so many important features to remember and there are pressures to make sure you give the right impression of yourself; but, if you focus on the individual components of the letter, it can be done easily and efficiently. Writing a cover letter is a very important and crucial step in forming a resume and submitting a job application and very often the first written impression any potential employer will have of you. It is very important to make sure that you write a proper cover letter because that is usually the one thing that determines whether a company will contact you for an interview or just set your resume aside.

The following is an example of a cover letter for a job application.

Sample Covering Letter for Job Application

January 16, 2012

Jennifer M. Skylar

114 Morris Blvd.

Wheeling, WV 43659

Dear Ms. Kristi Branch:

Please consider me an applicant for the high school art teacher that your school system has available. I learned of the position from a current substitute teacher, Jeremy Folli. For the past 4 years I have been an art teacher at Beallsville High School in Beallsville, Ohio. After moving to northern West Virginia, I am once again eager for an opportunity to broaden my opportunities as a teacher.

  • As a teacher at Beallsville High, built a structured, enjoyable classroom environment that utilized the state requirements as a framework in assisting each student in finding their fullest potential and expressing their individual characteristics and emotions through different forms of art.
  • Excellent ability to manage a classroom and meet the rigorous requirements and demanding schedule that comes with being a teacher.
  • Strong ability to formulate the curriculum in a way that meets the needs of all the levels of the students that are in the same classroom yet encourages individuality and self expression.

A major strength that I would bring to the Wheeling School System is my many years of successful experience as an art teacher. I feel that with my strong communication and organizational skills, ability to encourage and promote self expression and art appreciation in students, and the dedication I have toward my students and teaching, I would be of great benefit to both your school and your student body.

I look forward to hearing from you in the near future and would welcome the opportunity to have an interview with you and your staff. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Jennifer M. Skylar

Certified Art Teacher

The employer’s HR motivations

Why do we have to know them? Searching for a position is selling your workforce. All sales mean satisfying demands, the consumer’s supposed or real needs. You have to know these to be able to satisfy them. Knowing them helps us with the presentation of information.

Cola. I have a kind of beverage that raises the blood pressure and damages your teeth. Do you want it?

Instead of this: It is the best if ice cooled, Cola … pure drink of natural flavours. The advertisement does not lie just presents the information adequately. It is more difficult to sell workforce because we are standing opposite a rational consumer but the presentation of information is of big significance. Let us get acquainted with the needs.

A little HR science (In what kind of conceptual framework does a HR specialist think?):

it is possible to split the needs into two:

  • staff and personal specification
  • staff: (the expectations coming from the given position, it is written down at bigger firms, and attached to the job description) These criteria usually appear in the advertisement and if the applicant does not suit them, his CV is already thrown away. (In case of too many applicants it is possible that applicants with the given criteria are not called in, that is why the quality of the CV is very important.)
  • personal specification: clever, beautiful, well-educated, etc. This is the applicant’s ideal picture.

The staff specification is mechanical, it is the essence of the selection process that examines mostly the following:

Whether his characteristics, his personality suit the given scope of activities and position or not. Furthermore, whether he really wants to work for the company in the long run at full stretch after he is applied.

(vocational competence – the selection process is not really able to examine the vocational competence – of course they may ask about results, may apply a vocational filter test in certain cases, but this is rather the competence of staff specifications)

It is important for all employees:

  • To think in the long run: it is advantageous if he is interested in the given firm or in the given special position
  • To be motivated: be interested in the scope of activities, like his work, his characteristics and his personality suit the given position
  • To suit the firm’s “culture”: if he does not have to work alone, his social characteristics are important, such as friendliness, etc.
  • To be suitable for the given job: experience, qualifications. It is good if he can produce results showing that he is perfectly suitable for the advertised job.

How To Write a Cover Letter For A Job

When you search for jobs, you will likely see that the company is requesting employee candidates to send a resume and a cover letter, which seems like a simple task, but this is actually rather tough for a lot of people. A lot of people like you would probably like to see a sample of a cover letter, which is fine, but using another person’s sample will probably not get you the job because the boss probably has hundreds just like it. Instead, you should focus on creating a cover letter that sells the boss on who you are, and why you are the best bet for the job. When it comes to learning how to write a cover letter for a job, there are a few steps you should take.

How To Write a Cover Letter For a Job

Cover Letter Formatting

The first thing you need to keep in mind is that a cover letter that has poor formatting, spelling, and grammar will probably end up in the trash can. The company simply cannot afford to hire someone who could tarnish the company’s reputation by writing a letter to customers that would not even pass an elementary school grammar test. Thankfully, all of the word processing programs today will allow you to check your spelling and grammar, so you can ensure that it is perfect. You will also want to strategize how the cover letter will be organized. It is best to discuss your personal qualities as well as your business skills, but the two categories should be clearly separated.

Content

When your friends ask you about your favorite hobby, the first thing you likely do is tell them how much better you have become at it over the years, and your rightfully brag for a bit, so why do you not do the same in your cover letter. Well, if you are like most people, the answer is pretty simple and that is the fact that you do not think an interviewer wants to hear people brag, but they do. In fact, if a person does not do some bragging on their accomplishments, the boss will likely view the person as being unconfident, and someone who does not think they have accomplished too many things in life. A cover letter is your perfect opportunity to tell the boss why you are the right fit for the company, and it can even be an immediate step towards getting a promotion before you even have the job you applied for.

A cover letter, contrary to popular belief, is something that everyone has the natural ability to write well, but you probably tense up under pressure and tell yourself otherwise. You need to act like you are trying to convince your best friend to take up your favorite hobby, but instead of talking about your hobby, you will be talking about your personal and work-related skills. Now, it is time for you to take these concepts and get the job you always wanted.

 

Sample Cover Letter for Job

Whether you have recently graduated and are looking for your first full-time job, or you are wanting to apply for a new career, you will need to follow a few steps. One of these steps is a resume and cover letter, and a lot of people do not have a clue regarding what they should include on their cover letter. A lot of these people believe that their cover letter will not even be read since they have already included a resume, but this is far from the case. In fact, a properly written cover letter can really do an excellent job of showcasing the employee candidate’s abilities.

Sample Cover Letter for Job Application

Many people who do not know how to write an effective cover letter would like to see a sample cover letter for a job, but the problem is this does not actually exist. For one, each business is looking for different qualities, so a cover letter might be perfect for one industry and terrible for another. Instead of searching for the “perfect sample,” you should put a lot of focus into your writing skills for your cover letter. Many people fail to understand that the person who reviews the cover letter will be checking to see how well the candidate can communicate via paper.

Another common mistake that people make on cover letters is to not sell themselves completely. You need to use the cover letter to tell the company why you are a better fit for the job than the people you are competing against, which means that you should do a little bragging about your accomplishments and skills. You will also want to decide how to organize your cover letter, so the person reviewing it will be able to consider your skills. One way that you can accomplish this is to have all of your work-related accomplishments organized together, and you can discuss your personal qualities in a separate section. You should try to find out as much as possible about the company, so you can know exactly what kind of qualities they are looking for. In addition, you should never stretch your qualities to mislead the company because even if you do not get caught in the act, you will likely be pretty uncomfortable if you have to change your personality to fit the job description.

Sample Cover Letter for Internal Job Posting

When you have worked for a company long enough, you will likely be offered a promotion, but in most cases, you will not be the only one considered. For this reason, you will need to construct a cover letter that sells the boss on why your skills are perfect for the position. You should mention specific things you have learned while working for the company, so the boss has confirmation that you took extra time to learn the concepts.

With a little time and effort, you can write a perfect cover letter. You will find samples of cover letters by searching around, but none of them are going to be a perfect fit for you. A cover letter is your chance to shine, so do not waste this opportunity by borrowing another person’s idea.