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How to get the job you want (without annoying the employer in the process)

2 min, 36 sec read
9:30 AM | 24 November 2014
by Justice James
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Justice James gives three simple tips to help you land your dream job.

Have you ever found a job posting that read like it was written for you? You've found the perfect position, at the perfect company to boot? Buzzing with excitement, you frantically get your cover letter and CV prepped to send off ASAP. Sound familiar?

Unfortunately, there isn’t a universal etiquette to the application/interview process. So how can you get that dream job without annoying the employer in the process?

Demonstrate your qualifications

Prove that you and this position are two peas in a pod; that without you, this job (and ultimately the organisation) will suffer unimaginable torment. Tell prospective employers what makes you the ideal candidate. If you have incredibly honed skills or an exceptional personality, make them known! Avoid being presumptuous; saying things that imply the job’s already in the bag is off-putting at the best of times and leaves a sour taste in employers’ mouths. Don’t be cocky; humility can be your best friend.

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