Don’t make this mistake when applying for jobs
Over the last four years of running OJN, I’ve read more job responses than I’d care to admit. And while you are ALL unique snowflakes, most of you make the same mistake. Here’s what you need to understand:
Hiring someone you don’t know is really freaking scary.
If you’re applying, you need to earn their trust.
If you write this:
My name is Peter and I would be happy to help move your couch.
They likely read this:
My name is Peter and I would be happy to help move your couch over your body after I chop it into pieces.
Prove you’re not the Craigslist killer. How?
Hi there! My name’s Peter. I know how much of a pain moving can be and I’d be happy to help. In fact, I’ve moved tons of friends. Feel free to call Peter at XXX-XXX-XXXX or email Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask how I did. If you’d like to learn a little more about me, feel free to check out my profile here ________.
For those of you who always hated reading comprehension:
-Write a thoughtful note
-Link to your profiles (Social media, Linkedin, Angela’s List, etc.)
-Offer to discuss on the phone or Skype
We’re working on some features to make this easier. But in the meantime, show more of yourself, hustlers!