When applying for a job, the effectiveness and quality of the application and possible resume can make all the difference. Through applications and resumes, an employer can tell many things about the potential employee. If the applicant hasn’t been hired for a job he/she recently applied for, it could be because the person doesn’t know how to appeal effectively to the standards that the profession is looking for.
Every job, every boss, every employer, and every management staff is different, meaning they will all be looking for different conditions. The biggest mistake commonly made among teens and young adults is trying to make their resumes and applications one-size-fits-all. Employers do not care about the applicant’s universal skills as much as they want to hear about the skills the applicant has. These skills would especially make the applicant a fit for their current open position.
Brinn Fullmer, a freshman who currently has an on-campus job, said, “An important aspect of applications that I have found is the reference section. References mean a lot.” If students have had a job in the past, they want to make sure their past employers are okay with using them as a reference. If the student hasn’t had a previous job, then using anyone that can be trusted who has a good status and reputation can be used. They can help put in good words for the student and help his/her credibility.
“Employers look for someone who is seriously considering a job and will work hard. They want to hire someone who is worth their time. Applications and resumes help show who you are, and why you deserve the position,” said Brittnee Murdoch, a sophomore and part-time employee.