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Educate Yourself to Make the Job Search More Successful – Read the Want Ads


It is wonderful to educate yourself to make the job search more successful by reading the want ads. When it comes to finding jobs either as an employee or as an entrepreneur, it is often said, “It is not what you know, but who you know.”  While this may be true, it doesn’t change the fact that it is good to know as much as possible about the industry in which you are seeking employment. One of the easiest places to learn about your industry is the want ads. Think about it. When employers place advertisements seeking applicants to fill job openings they share quite a bit of information.
Some of the information that is shared includes the following information about the job:
  • Title
  • Position description
  • Salary for position
  • Duties required
  • Prerequisite skills, experience, and education
By reading the job description, slowly and carefully, you are better prepared to complete the application for the position. The information in the advertisement makes it possible for you to give answers during the interview that will be truthful and pleasing to the interviewer. Both of these things lead to increase the likelihood of success in the job search.

By paying attention to the information found in the want ads, you are:

  • Better able to draft a resume to show your qualifications
  • Get a clear understand what will be required by the position you are seeking
  • Discover any education and skills you need to brush up on or obtain to be successful in the position you seek
These things are important to keep in mind because for many positions, your resume does all the talking for you. By reading the want ads carefully and paying attention to the details provided in the advertisement, you are able to craft your resume specifically for the job you seeking. Reading the ad carefully will enable you to highlight the pertinent jobs, protects and experiences in your work history that will be most beneficial to the potential employer.
In order to be successful in the application process, the interview process and later on the job itself. Equally important to possessing the requisite education and experience for the position is learning that you do not have the experience and education for the position of your dreams. This knowledge is important because it will enable you to make plans to prepare to obtain the job of your dreams in the future.
To Be Successful on the Job Search, Read the Want Ads

In conclusion, it is wonderful to educate yourself to make the job search more successful by reading the want ads. So, the question for you this wonderful day is how can you educate yourself to make your job search more successful?

Janeane Davis

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  • This is a wonderful and helpful article. Very useful for those who are filling out some resume's and are on the job hunt. Thanks for sharing. I could surely use it when I go to work in future when my little girl goes to school.

  • it's been years since i've had to look for a job as i'm not allowed to work due to illness but I still believe in keeping myself educated

  • thanks for the tips. could seriously use this when I go back to work in the near future.

  • It has been been years since I submitted a resume and this is helpful.

  • This is actually quite useful and this was one of the ways of finding good jobs back in the day when I was working 9-5. And reading the ads very carefully subtleties can land a job even when one might not be as qualified as others who applied.

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