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Actually, my question is more in line with a staffing agency. Question: What if the jobs that are offered are classified as "general labor" but they request a resume? What specific job qualifications do I give them? Thank you for your help.

Answer

Usually, there is a job description that specifies the skills, requirements, and qualifications for the job. If there is no job description, is there a phone number or e-mail listed?

If so, call or e-mail the employer and ask what the qualifications for the job are. If there is no job description, I challenge you to ask yourself, "How do I know whether I will like the job if I don't know what the qualifications are?"

Job fit is important because you don't want to get a job and then hate it. That will put you right back at the drawing board: looking for a job. Instead, you want to make sure the job is something you actually want to do. Take the time to ask yourself:


  • What kind of position do you want?

  • What career field do you want to work in?

  • What skills or strengths do you want to use?


Once you answer these questions, you can focus your job search on specific positions that require the skills and qualifications that you have.

If your resume and job search are focused in a specific area, you are more likely to find the job that is right for you. I recommend that you apply for jobs that have a job description so that you know what you're getting yourself into.

However, if you decide to apply for this job anyway, just make sure you include all of your skills and qualifications on your resume so the employer is clear about what you can bring to the table.

Good luck in finding the job that is right for you!

Sincerely,

Victoria E.

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