Job Qualifications Grand Rapids MI

Not sure you match all the qualifications in an intriguing job ad? Find out why you should still send your resume.

Alacrity Travel Solutions
(800) 770-7922
80 Ottawa NW
Grand Rapids, MI

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Clerical Staffing
(616) 774-2473
137 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids, MI

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Adams Consulting Group
(616) 356-5580
800 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI

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Vocational Support Svc
(616) 245-8388
2520 Eastern Ave Se
Grand Rapids, MI

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West Michigan Drive Away
(616) 475-0401
1905 Chicago Dr Sw
Wyoming, MI

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Technology Professionals
(616) 885-1126
1 Ionia SW
Grand Rapids, MI

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Rdv Staffing
(616) 243-8762
2550 Willard Ave Se
Grand Rapids, MI

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Creative Financial Staffing
(616) 752-4280
300 Riverfront Plz
Grand Rapids, MI

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Heeter Technical Recruiting
(616) 742-1425
505 Fairview Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI
Main Industries / Positions
Engineering, Information Technology

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(616) 975-0131
2525 E Paris SE
Grand Rapids, MI

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You've discovered an exciting internship or entry-level job and would like to apply. But should you bother, even if you don't have exactly what the ad outlines? With few exceptions, send your résumé anyway. Here's why:

The Job Listing Describes the Perfect Candidate, Not the Probable One

When employers write job ads, they list the qualifications of the ideal person for the job. They know -- and accept -- that they probably won't actually find someone who meets every criterion, but they still ask for that person, just in case.

If you happen to be the perfect candidate for the job, great. But in the much more realistic case that you're a decent but not ideal candidate, you still may be the best applicant to emerge.

This brings us to the second reason you should apply:

This Test Is Graded on a Curve

Thanks to years of schooling, you've probably become quite accustomed to being graded on a percentage basis. If you earn 90 percent of the points in a course, you get an A; if you earn 80 percent, you get a B; and so on.

On the other hand, your job search is graded on a curve. How you stack up in an employer's eyes is based on how you compare to the other applicants.

So let's say an employer thinks you're a B-level candidate and concludes that all the rest of the applicants are C-level or worse. If this were a class, all you'd be able to say is, "I got a B." But in this competition, you can say, "I got the job!"...

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