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Posted December 1, 2010 | Leave a comment
The 80 & 100 percent rule of thumb
When reading job descriptions (particularly federal government job postings) you will often see required skills, preferred skills and desired skills. What does this mean?
Keep this rule of thumb in mind when applying for jobs: Only apply for jobs in which you have experience in at least 80 percent of the required duties mentioned in the vacancy and which you are a 100 percent match to the minimum skill level required.
In today's highly competitive job market, employers have their choice of "cream of the crop" applicants, so spend you time and effort on applying for the jobs that are a close match for your skills and experience. I hear from folks who have applied for "hundreds of jobs" and have never gotten a response. Ask yourself if you are able to demonstrate strong skills and experience all the jobs you are applying for. If the answer is no, then chances are you will not get a response from that employer. Sorry for this negative reality check!
Winchester Workforce Center/Virginia Employment Commission Workshops Nov 30-Dec 3
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