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  •  I think the letter of application can make a (6+ / 0-)

    difference here. When I was applying I always tailored the letter to make it clear that I was applying for that specific job, and gave any concrete links I could. I ended up with a job in the city where my grandfather had been, and the people who hired said that my mentioning that had increased their confidence that I was serious.

    •  See I don't understand that thinking (1+ / 0-)
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      eponymouse

      My thinking is that if the person took the time to apply (particularly if it was a web application which made you put up a resume and a lot additional extraneous stuff) then they're serious.

      "An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot." - Thomas Paine

      by Mister Gloom on Tue Jan 27, 2009 at 12:46:41 PM PST

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      •  The letter of introduction is essential. (4+ / 0-)

        You really need to sit down and think about how to frame your skills and strengths for the specific jobs your applying for.

        Get someone to help you learn how to write the letter effectively. Also, have someone read drafts so you can tweak it--you need feedback.

        Can I suggest career counseling? That's what would be most beneficial at this point based on what you've described.

        •  I've had career counseling (2+ / 0-)
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          eponymouse, MiscastDice

          Its the usual blend of obvious bullshit and nonsense that ignores these all powerful rules (which have been backed up by anyone remotely associated with HR that I've mentioned them to).  

          "An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot." - Thomas Paine

          by Mister Gloom on Tue Jan 27, 2009 at 12:56:07 PM PST

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