Ask A Progeek – Incoherent Job Requirements

Let’s just jump into this week’s question, one we’ve all probably asked before:

How do you know what is true in a job posting?  They ask very specific things sometimes, plus there’s all this common knowledge and it doesn’t all work together.  For example, you’re supposed to be impressive and give extra information if it’s relevant AND you’re supposed to be detailed AND concise AND it’s okay if that takes a third page BUT if your resume is over two pages then you’re automatically disqualified.

Kind of disappointing isn’t it?  You get told to make coherent resumes and clear cover letters and then the job postings don’t make any sense.

Of course, that’s the solution in the first place . . .

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