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How to Find the Best Job Postings for Your Skills

Published: August 20, 2018

When you apply for a job, you should always do everything you can to give yourself the best chance of success. Make the most of the opportunity! To do that, it’s important that you match your skills to the job you apply for as closely as possible.

Here’s how to find the best job postings for your skills.

Search Job Boards For Your Industry

Whether you’re a medical assistant or an HVAC technician, your industry probably has a trade association that offers resources to people in the field. Those organizations regularly post job openings online and offer career advice. Make a habit of checking in often to learn all that’s out there. Pay attention and you can zero in on jobs that you are qualified for.

Look For Openings With Your Ideal Job Title

If you search for a job on a website, you should start with a search for the job title you want. Some variations might show up too, but don’t dismiss them! Different companies can call the exact same type of job by different names. The more you learn the lingo, the more you’ll be able to match your skills to the terminology in the job posting.

Tailor Your Application to the Skills in The Job Posting

You could compete against a lot of other qualified applicants for one job, or it could be just a few — you never know. So do your best to make your application, resume and cover letter show that you have as many skills listed in the job posting as possible. This shows that you are qualified for the position and that you took the time to read the job posting and understand what the company wants from its new hire. It benefits you when hiring managers see that you take the job application seriously.

And it’s not just hiring managers that your application needs to get by. Many businesses use applicant tracking systems to filter through applications and find the most qualified candidates as a first step. If you make sure yours closely matches the requirements in the job listing, using all the right keywords, it can help you get through that computer system and onto an actual human.

Get Training to Build The Skills You Need

If you find that your ideal position requires skills that you don’t already possess or some that just need a little polishing, be honest with yourself and what you should apply for. Maybe you should hold off on applying for that position now and get additional training. Schools like Charter College offer a variety of certificate and degree completion programs to help you build a better skillset and a more job-friendly resume. With your new skills, you’ll be able to confidently apply for your ideal jobs.

If you’re ready to acquire new skills that will help you qualify for the jobs you want, call Charter College at 888-200-9942 to learn how to get started. We’ll help you train for a new career and our Career Services advisors can teach you how to navigate the job search and interview process. What are you waiting for?