We often get requests from Adelaide clients to update a resume and draft a cover letter to apply for a specific position.
In a few cases, the client hasn’t looked or doesn’t realise they don’t have the ESSENTIAL experience or a qualification, for a key part of the application.
It’s beholden on the client to check that they are the right fit for the job. That means reading the position description closely.
If an applicant doesn’t possess all or 90 per cent of the ESSENTIAL criteria, they are wasting their time and money.
The application will sink like a stone, even if Shakespeare did the co-writing. When recruiters and employers state ESSENTIAL, they’re not joking. There’s no ‘wriggle room’.
Clients also ask us whether we think they’d be a ‘good fit’, based on their resume, for a certain position.
We can’t and won’t answer that because it’s ‘leading the client’. It could be considered that we are advising the client to apply for a job, based on monetary gain.
Other ‘professional’ writers may do that but ethically, that’s not our scene.
Objectively assess the job criteria in light of one’s experience, qualifications, skills and capabilities.
You’ll save yourself, time, money and frustration.