Have you heard the story of the princess who can feel the one pea under their thick mattress? No? How about your experience with a tiny pebble in your shoe.
Have you ever heard the old fairy story about the Princess who slept on a mattress that was extremely thick and could feel a single he beneath those many feet of mattress? How about have you ever had a pebble in a new shoe that just annoying the heck out of you?
So many things become like that pea or like that pebble and can cause you to lose a job opportunity.
The fact is the things that can annoy a potential employer can be as simple as not liking the font in your resume were thinking you weren’t specific enough at the time they interrupted you for the phone interview.
The thing you need to remember is that everything you do can make a difference in the way they think about you every step of their evaluation process. Even if they decide to offer you a position, they may offer you less and what they might have originally budgeted for because of one of the small annoyances.
Don’t become trapped by forgetting that everything you do and say while being evaluated by a firm can make a difference in how you are seen by them and cost you money even if they hire you.
Do you think employers are trying to help you? You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.
The skills needed to find a job are different yet complement the skills needed to do a job.
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.
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