How to Get the Job You Want

Jennifer Standing
3 min readDec 12, 2020

Follow these tips and you’re sure to get the job that you want.

These days it can be tough to get a foot in the door. When your competition is high and your hopes are low, there are strategies you can use to get the job you want. If you feel like you could use a leg up on the next applicant, keep reading for tips that will help you stand out in the crowd.

Update Your Resume.

Don’t let your resume get outdated. While it’s obvious that you want to keep your employment history up to date, you will also want to update your skills and interests. Make sure this iteration of your resume is a true reflection of the present you — not you from 2017.

Make It Personal.

Don’t send cookie-cutter copies of your cover letter and resume to the employer. Always include a personal touch that shows you not only thoroughly read the job advertisement, but that you are also interested in the company itself. How do the values of the business align with your own? What will you bring to the existing company culture? These are great questions you can answer to help draw out that connection.

Be a Forever Learner.

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Jennifer Standing

Writer, Blogger, Dog Mom. BA Psych, Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant. Real talk about Mental Health and Holistic Wellness.