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What Is A Fit?

Many of the folks I am in touch with are worried about getting jobs—many have degrees from on line schools. I personally don’t think they need to worry. There are (by some accounts) as many as 70 workers per job opening. “The most conservative official estimates indicate that 15 million unemployed workers are now chasing 2.5 million jobs openings. A more realistic estimate would show that there are 10 unemployed workers for every open job.”

 

http://www.workforce.com/section/recruiting-staffing/feature/sourcing-disappears-applications-pile-up-overwhelmed/

 

So what do you do if you are one of those applicants, fresh out of the military?

 

First, do your research. What are your skills? What did your degree teach you over and above the name of it—i.e. “IT” or “Health Care”? Did it teach you to be disciplined and make sure you met deadlines? Did it teach you to be a self starter?

 

These are the things that are in your hands—and it is up to you to spell that out–for yourself and for a future employer. Whatever your degree is and wherever it is from, that is a minimal part of what will make you seem like the perfect person for a given job. But make sure you really are the perfect person for the job.

 

That requires two things—an inventory of your strengths and weaknesses—and the details of the company you are applying to.

 

More next time!

 

 

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