Stand-Out of You’ll be Screened Out!

Hiring authorities are not going to take time to figure out why they should interview or hire you.  You need to stand out or you will be screened out.  Often the first step of the screening process is your resume and/or cover letter.  It is important to bring attention to your accomplishments and the impact they have had on your past employers.  Your Career Summary must also be keyword rich. 

It is important to have Unique Selling Presentation when you are speaking to or being interviewed by a hiring authority.  You need to determine why someone should interview or hire you vs. competitors with the same experience.  Determine what is unique about you and just as important how this uniqueness will benefit a potential employer.  Your Unique Selling Presentation needs to stand out or you will be screened out.

When you ask questions, they should uncover what is most important to the person on the other end of the phone.   Once you identify their priorities you can focus your answers to fit what is most important to them.  Your questions need to stand out or you will be screened out

Lastly, your follow up has to offer the hiring authorities more information vs. asking for an update or status report.  Your follow up needs to stand out or you will be screened out.  Follow this advice and you will experience more success in your job search.


What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Karen Horton has been amazing! 

    She found me and helped me get my desired position.  She’s pleasantly meticulous, hard working and very friendly which makes talking with her easy.  I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs help.  

    Many Thanks!


    Karen Horton has been amazing!
  • Hiring Workshop - Jobs Hiring Tips for CandidatesDavid Kohlasch is a sure bet!

    David Kohlasch was instrumental in securing my recent placement as a sales manager. He set up interviews quickly, helped me with my resume, spent significant time with me discussing the position and answering all of my questions. I highly recommend his services!    

    Thank you,

    Robyn Dank

    David Kohlasch is a sure bet!
  • Thank you for helping me Bruce Leininger!

    To be honest, I couldn’t be happier having someone help navigate me in changing jobs because for one, that's a crazy thing sometimes. You know the current system your in and are comfortable, but you want something more that's why your looking for a new job no matter the reason. But having someone help you and give you advice for real life is even more valuable. Mr. Bruce Leininger has been the biggest helping hand I could have ever encountered, great person and businessman! I’d also call him a great friend through all of this process.          

    Much Gratitude,


    Thank you for helping me Bruce Leininger!
  • Sally truly cares about your personal growth!

    When working with Sally Kennedy, you can tell she is very experienced and knowledgeable about the interview process and what employers are looking for.  She kept me updated and had thorough communication throughout the whole process.  She truly cares about your career and your own personal interest, and it shows in her work. Could not be more pleased!    

    Blake Schwier

    Sally truly cares about your personal growth!
  • Let me just say Allison Sullivan was exceptional!

    Allison contacted me after locating my resume.  She was very professional, kind and wonderful to deal with.  She followed up with me numerous times to check in and make sure the interview process was going smooth.  I got hired and even then, Allison made sure everything was moving along.  If you need a recruiter, she is your person!    

    Dorothy Santiago

    Let me just say Allison Sullivan was exceptional!