Why You Need to Go Beyond the Standard Application Process

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Anne Macleod Weeks is a graduate of Lawrence and Villanova Universities. She has been an educational administrator and English teacher for 38 years, specializing in the area of college admission. Ms. Weeks has been a leader in the college admission and Advanced Placement arenas and has published on pertinent educational topics in a variety of national papers and journals. She currently resides in Nova Scotia, Canada.
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✔ Your resume is great!

✔ Your LinkedIn profile has all the right skills.

✔ You painstakingly proofed and re-proofed your job application.

 

So, why did you get that email saying they are “moving in a different direction” with their hire? What else could you have done?

 

Raghav Haran, for Quartz, shares two simple steps that can get you noticed and hired (2 Steps). He refers to Eugene Schwartz’s concept of “Market Sophistication” – the more competitive the market becomes, the more sophisticated marketing strategies must become to be successful.

This can be applied to the job market. The more competitive the job market, the more sophisticated your job application strategy must become. It is not enough to just keep tweaking your resume and online profile – you need to do something to stand out from the crowd.

 

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This is where Beyond the U can assist you. With years of experience and connections, BTU can guide you in setting yourself apart. Through the use of the Birkman Method and personal coaching, BTU will help you target your best prospects. You will learn how to establish trust in your application process, convincing the hiring company you are the best fit. Get in touch with us today to schedule a free confidential consultation.

“You need to make the hiring managers feel comfortable about you on an emotional level to de-commoditize yourself and stand out.”

As Raghav Haran shares – it is no longer enough to just demonstrate you have the skills – “You need to make the hiring managers feel comfortable about you on an emotional level to de-commoditize yourself and stand out.”

 

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” Many attribute this quote to Einstein. Think about it. Choose to make a difference this time. Beyond the U is here to help!

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Anne Weeks

Anne Macleod Weeks is a graduate of Lawrence and Villanova Universities. She has been an educational administrator and English teacher for 38 years, specializing in the area of college admission. Ms. Weeks has been a leader in the college admission and Advanced Placement arenas and has published on pertinent educational topics in a variety of national papers and journals. She currently resides in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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