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‘If You’re Looking For A Job, It’s A Good Idea To Follow Directions’

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Says John Temple, who has completed his first week of work at the eBay-founder-financed Peer News.

Temple, formerly of the Rocky Mountain News, moved to “paradise” to serve as editor of the Honolulu-based Peer News, and he says the job applications for his underlings are already rolling in. Sadly, some applicants didn’t bother to customize their cover letters:

“Sending an online news service a resume that says your goal is to work at a metropolitan daily newspaper or something other than the job you’re applying for is probably not a good idea.”

D’oh!

Temple also recommends customizing your resume for every position you apply for–a lot of work, yes, but as he writes: “Generic doesn’t help somebody stand out.”

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