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Is This All I’m Qualified For?

Posted by Chanelle Schneider on May 26, 2009

Creative way to find a job

Creative way to find a job

I’m under qualified for a job as a front desk receptionist, but I seem to be just the right person for a job in home based sales. Ever received an email like the following from CareerBuilder and wondered, “Is this all I’m qualified for?”

 Good day, 

This is about your profile. New vacancy opening as you indicated. We read with interest your profile detailing your qualifications and relevant work experience on pages of CareerBuilder web site. You certainly have an impressive range of skills and qualifications. We serve some of the best-known corporations in the US and European Union and work on many of the most outstanding experimental escrow sales services for today.

We are currently looking for persons who possess an outstanding work ethic and a mind for business to fill our Official Representative Position.

 Successful candidates must possess normal verbal and written communication skills, be honest and responsible. Previous  experience in service or sales is an added plus.  

Your profit will be 20000 – 50000 annual. It will increase each year.

 

That is one of many positions I am sent on a regular basis as a result of posting my resume in the hope of finding a position with a company. If you have ever received an e-mail such as this, then you may think to yourself, “This can’t be all I’m qualified for.” You may also be wondering what you’re doing wrong in your job search. Resume edit after resume edit and still you receive no promising job leads. What do you do? I hope you don’t give up.

Giving up is usually the first inclination when things seem to be heading nowhere. I’m not going to say that this is the wrong route, and you should pick yourself up and keep trying even harder. I’ve been there. It doesn’t work. Why? You’re not actually ready for the career that you’re seeking. That may be hard to read, but it is the truth. You have got to believe in yourself with a faith that is unshakeable. If you give up, it is equivalent to saying that you are satisfied with less than what you deserve. Is that what you want? Living in a way that perpetuates your belief in the impossibility of your dreams? No? Well then, stop it. Do something different, but don’t just do anything; do it efficiently, and do it well.

Do not allow an e-mail to tell you what you can be in this life. Determine your passions. Develop a plan on how to achieve those goals, and do not quit. Thomas Edison never said that he failed; he always said that he succeeded in finding ways that did not work. The benefit to failure is that you now know what does not work.

So, what are you trying to achieve? What is your passion? Do you know how to get there…from here?

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2 Responses to “Is This All I’m Qualified For?”

  1. I just wanted to piggyback on your blog. All those out there looking for jobs, don’t be discouraged! I realized those job offers you get from Monster, Careerbuilder, Yahoo are because of specific key words people have in their resumes. It’s not because someone actually took time to look at their resume and thought they were qualified for a specific position.

    I remember the first time I got one of those emails and they were offering me a PT administrative assistant position, I was like are you kidding me? You have to learn how to filter through the foolishness and the auto-replies.

    I actually found my last three jobs online through search engines, so it is possible to find a job online. Those looking for a new career just have to learn how to use the right keywords in their resumes to make themselves stand out from the hundreds of thousands of resumes that are posted online. Trust me I know it can be frustrating but it just takes time. If you’re not getting the types of jobs you’re looking for, revise your resume until the jobs in your inbox are more like what you’re looking for. I agree don’t let someone tell you what you should be, you have to make that decision on your own.

    • One of the reasons sites like CareerBuilder make the search process that much more difficult is the use of the uploaded resume. Their scanners search this document and provide suggestions based on what you have done. They don’t let you choose what you would like to do. After researching exactly how it is that these suggestions are provided, I realized, as well, that keywords from the job postings themselves are extremely integral to the success of the job search. I agree that it is a frustrating process, and it does take time. My hope is to cut down on the amount of time it takes to start the search and get motivation, getting people where they want to be faster. And I mean where they want to be, and not where someone has told them they should be.

      Thank you reading and commenting!

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