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Standing Out When Applying To Jobs



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The Sioux Falls Convention Center was packed Tuesday with hopeful employees and employers at the South Dakota Big Job Fair. But what does it take to get a job in this competitive job market? We asked and found out.

“I do enjoy working with computers and teaching people about computers,” said Kevin White, Sioux Falls.

For White finding a job must be easy. He has three. But he went to the 23rd annual South Dakota Big Job Fair on Tuesday to find one full-time job that will allow him to do one thing.
         
"Using my degree, utilizing it, that's what I want,” White said.

And as he makes his way around to check out the 132 booths at the fair, he seems to be having some luck.

“I’ve gotten some good responses, telling me to apply and that sort of thing,” White said.

Across the room Taylor Stueven and Tanner Sifferath are trying to find summer internships. The two are juniors at University of South Dakota and are studying contemporary media journalism. With resumes in hand, they begin to hopefully create a rapport with some potential employers.

"I just want to see what everyone has to offer, and hopefully I can offer them some good skills in return,” Sifferath said.

"There are some advertising agencies in Sioux Falls that I would like to speak with and see kind of the difference between them and what they have to offer,” said Taylor Stueven.

Employers said they realize you may be nervous, but they also said they want you to come prepared and be confident in your skills and where you want your career to go.

“Articulate really well to us what they are looking for. The other aspect of a first impression is the resume,” said Shelly Amundson, a recruiter for CCC Information Services.

Amundson said it never hurts to tailor your resume and your cover letter to who ever you are applying to.

“That really shows that they are paying attention to the detail,” Amundson said.

Amundson also said always have that cover letter and a reference list on hand.

“They are going that extra step to be thorough and providing a comprehensive overview as to what their skills and abilities may be,” said Amundson.

And most importantly, always dress to impress.

Recruiters also said if you have been out of a job for a while explain to the employer your situation. They said most of the time employers are understanding of the situation and willing to work with you.  
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