Think “Employer” During Your Job Search

Author: William Frierson is a staff writer for

As a job candidate, it is easy to get caught up in the “me” mentality during your job search. That’s because your focus is on getting what you want and what you need. In reality, though, considering what an employer needs will help you get hired. When an employer hires someone, it is like a partnership between him or her, and the new employee. For an employer to invest in you (the candidate), he or she must know what you have to offer. That is why you must think about the employer during your job search.

Here are some rules that candidates should remember about employers during their job search(es):

Hiring decision-makers are searching for candidates who will help them increase profitability or add to the revenue stream- Think about what skills and/or attributes you have to make money for a potential employer.

Hiring decision-makers are looking for candidates who will reduce their expenses or eliminate unnecessary costs- How can your skills and/or experience save money for an employer?

Hiring decision-makers are looking for candidates who will fit the organizational culture and confirm their decision to hire you- Does your personality match the morals and values of the company you’re interested in? Your reputation reflects not just yourself, but also an employer.

Employers want to know that candidates are concerned about their needs. Keep that in mind during your job search.


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