The Need to be Different

This past week I was involved with a Scholarship Dinner with Professor Savino where he talked about the need to be different when applying for jobs. He talked to us about standing out in your resume and what to do to increase your chances of finding a job. Professor Savino encouraged all of us to start sending cover letters before sending in a resume. The cover letter is sent to the actual person who is hiring for the position, not the people that skim hundreds or thousands of resumes and weed out the ones who are not as qualified. The cover letter is actually read instead of being skimmed, and should end by saying that you will call the person to see what they think about your qualifications. After you call, you should try to set of a face-to-face meeting. At the meeting is where you can prove to the person that your are different from the rest of the applicants and you are better than them. Professor Savino gave us key phrases that many interviewers/resume readers like to hear. It was a very helpful lecture from a marketing professor who showed us how to market ourselves in the job industry.

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