When Job Hunting, Get HR on Your Side

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When applying for a job, it’s easy to cast HR as your mortal enemy, or at least as an annoying hurdle to overcome. But partnering with HR will benefit you in the hiring process. Next time you are up for a job, consider doing these three things:

  • Embrace the HR screen. Hiring managers rely on HR to weed out unqualified applicants and save them time. Accept that this is necessary step.
  • Explain why you’re the one. Focus on demonstrating how you are qualified rather than worrying about being eliminated.
  • Be respectful. Think about the future. Treat recruiters with respect regardless of the outcome — they may consider you for future positions.

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