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Hey Lifehacker, I’m wondering: After seeing numerous articles about job interviews and such, it got me wondering. Would a business be much more eager to employ me if I were to hand in my resume and cover letter in person, or if i just applied through the internet? Would showing up in person demonstrate I actually have more drive and more interest in the job? I just wonder if I’d have better chances going into a workplace and applying.
Some industries, such as games development, are extremely difficult to get into without a lot of experience and a few completed projects under your belt. Entry-level roles are far and few between and when an opportunity does pop up, applicants are willing to try anything just to be in the industry, let alone their ideal job. While it might seem OK to go for unrelated positions, it can seriously compromise your chances in the future.
Most of us assume keywords only really matter when it comes to getting your resume past a bot and into human hands. A new survey of over three million resumes, all ranked by hiring managers, reveals that keywords are still important to people, and leaving them off could cost you an interview.
It’s no fun to sit in an interview and have someone ask about a temporary job or gig you took to pay the bills that’s unrelated to your career goals. It can feel difficult trying to explain it away, but the key is to find a common element that ties it to your plans without dismissing it as “just a temp job”.