Now that not many Government jobs are available where you can join and not worry about applying for a job again, many people apply for different jobs very often. There are many myths about the job market and I am not the right person to comment as I have not done much myself :)

Here is an email from a fresh graduate of petroleum engineering who is applying to Crawded for a Software Engineer Position.  There is a lot to learn from him. EMAILS LIKE THESE ARE ALSO VERY RARE!

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Now, first of all, unfortunately not many universities and colleges actually have those career counselors who guide students during this process (at least not practically). I have seen some colleges a career center where someone helps students to write resumes. But Let’s face it, their own ability to help students is always a big question mark.

 

I was happy to see this email because, the student doesn’t have perfect skills, not even close, but the way he wrote the cover email, it made me feel that he is TRYING TO ADD VALUE TO ME.

Now that’s a big thing!. I have learnt some interview techniques from likes of Ramit Sethi and his Briefcase technique. All you need to do is get rid of the I – I – I syndrome and start talking in a language to convey what you can add to the company.

Here, this guy is telling me WHAT MAKES HIM A PERFECT CANDIDATE FOR THIS POSITION and goes on to say SOME OF HIS PERSONAL QUALITIES WHICH I MAY FIND USEFUL.

That’s a power punch! Everyone should be doing it.

Again, not that he possesses the best skills but that’s not all that matters, skills can be learnt over time but LET’S TALK THE VALUE WE CAN ADD TO THE OTHERS.

 

Mayur

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