Do the homework: Many job seekers apparently don't bother...

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October 12, 1997

Do the homework: Many job seekers apparently don't bother to learn much about the companies or industries they're applying to. Sixty percent of executives surveyed by Accountemps, an employment company, reported that applicants rarely indicate in their cover letters that they know anything about the company or industry. And 38 percent of the executives reported that even at the interview stage, job candidates rarely display such knowledge. Max Messmer, the chairman of Accountemps, suggests job seekers do some homework before they start applying for a job.

Pub Date: 10/12/97

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