The final two months of the year and I guess we have officially entered the holiday season! Typically, as we get closer to the end of the year, the job market will slow up, let’s face it who wants to move during the holidays? But it doesn’t mean people will stop hiring, as we enter 2024 groups are optimistic due to political revenue coming in. Enough from me, let’s get to the job list:
New this week
Executive Producer(s), Top 10 market, East coast
GA Reporter, Top 70 market, South
News Director, Top 60 market, South
Producers, Top 30 market, Midwest
Executive Producer, Top 10 market, Northeast
MSJ, Top 20 market, West coast
Primary Meteorologist, Top 40 market, West
GA Reporter, Top 30 Market, Texas
Consumer Reporter, Top 20 market, West
Weekend PM Meteorologist, Top 30 market, Midwest
Producers, EPs and Asst NDs
Top 60 market, Midwest
Top 35 market, Mountain West
Top 25 market, South
Producers, Top 20 markets East, West, Midwest, Texas and Florida
Executive Producer, Top 30 market, Northwest
Executive Producer, Top 10 market, West
AM Executive Producer, Top 10 market, Northeast
Top 30 market, Southeast
Top 10 market, Northeast
Top 50 market, Southeast
Top 70 market, Northeast
Meteorologist, Top 30 market, Midwest
Meteorologist, Top 75 market, Northeast
Meteorologist, (Freelance) top 20 market, West coast
Meteorologist, Top 100 market, Texas
Weekend Meteorologist, Top 100 market, Midwest
Meteorologist, Top 20 market, Midwest
Weather, Top 65 market, West Coast
MMJs All locations, all markets from top 10 to market 200
Anchor/Reporter, Top 10 market, Northeast
Primary Anchors, Top 165 market, Midwest (two openings)
Primary Anchor, Top 165 market, Midwest
Morning Anchor, Top 150 market, Midwest
Reporter, Top 25 market, South
Morning anchor, Top 100 market, West
Weekend Anchor, Top 40 market, Midwest
DC Bureau Reporter, Top 10 market
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Wharton psychologist Adam Grant’s tip for an ‘amazing’ cover letter: Admit if you are ‘not quite fit’
Finding the perfect job is tough and it can be a disappointment to realize that you might not have all the requirements down. But you don’t have to check off every single box to land the perfect job, you just need to convince the hiring managers that you are determined to succeed in it.
Wharton organizational psychologist Adam Grant recently told CNBC’s “Squawk Box”about an ‘amazing’ cover letter he read a few years ago, where the applicant did not have all the qualifications listed. Instead of ignoring her weaknesses, she addressed the elephant in the room by admitting that she was “not quite the fit.”
“I am not the candidate you are looking for. I don’t have the years of experience and I don’t have these skills,” Grant said the cover letter read. “What I do have though is a determination to learn. If you hire me, I will prove that I am worth it.”
Grant loved how she was honest about her lack of qualifications but was also confidently highlighting her ability to make up for them.
“There are ways you can signal both confidence and humility,” Grant said. “She got the job [after that cover letter] and she crushed it.”
Grant is not the only person who thinks that qualifications are not the end-all-be-all of cover letters. In a 2020 interview with CNBC Make It, ZipRecruiter CEO Ian Siegel said that the only three things that matter in cover letters are to “show enthusiasm, show you’ve done research and show you want to come in there and make a contribution.”
Psychologist Art Markman goes a step further and says that you should always apply for jobs where you do not meet all of the qualifications. “If you’re completely qualified for the job you apply for, you aimed too low,” Markman wrote in a 2019 article for Harvard Business Review.
Getting the job without checking off all the boxes is not a far-fetched goal. In July 2023, Olympic swimmer Nic Fink told CNBC Make it his top three tips on how he managed to get a job as an engineer despite having no work experience outside of a pool.
Echoing Grant’s sentiments, Fink said that he was ‘completely honest’ about his pitfalls in the application process, instead of trying to downplay them. He also focused on highlighting the ‘intangible skills’ he learned from his existing experiences that could be translated to the position he was applying for.
Many companies are starting to emphasize the importance of soft skills in hiring processes, which are rarely industry specific and can be developed in a wide-range of experiences. Some of the most in-demand soft skills like time management and critical thinking can be developed in non-position-specific experiences that you can instead demonstrate in your cover letter.
What do you think? I am not sure I would go there, but if someone was that transparent, I would definitely pay attention to their materials– it is an interesting way to get seen!
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