As a job candidate, when you read a job posting, what do you ask yourself?
- Do you ask yourself how many of the prospective employer’s boxes you can check off?
- Do you wonder what your percentage match you will be to the prospective employer’s hiring needs?
I have a feeling you want to know what’s in it for you to leave the comfort and security of your current role to step into the realm of risk in a new employer’s environment.
Here’s a posting I found on a social media site today.
What does this block of text really say?
"I have a client looking for a General Manager for a one-of-a-kind concept in Houston, TX. For more details, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org attach your resume if you are interested."
- The person who put up the post has a need.
- He has some sort of a one-of-a-kind concept to fill in Houston, TX.
- He / She wants you to make the first move by sending your resume to him / her if you want to find out what’s in it for you.
If you hire people, understand that people what to know what’s in it for them to extend effort. If they can’t figure out what you’re offering in 10-15 seconds; game over.