How to Read Job Descriptions—And What to Look Out For - FlexJobs

When you’re excited (or desperate) to find a new job, you may be tempted to apply to anything and everything that looks remotely interesting upon first glance. But failing to read job descriptions in their entirety can be a huge mistake…and one that may not only waste your time, but can also cost you the job.

It’s imperative that you read every job ad carefully in order to better understand the role and the company; to be able to decide if you’re qualified, and whether it’s a good fit; and to take note of keywords and phrases that you’ll want to use in your resume and/or cover letter.

Here are some tips for how to read job descriptions, and what to look out for:

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