In today's challenging job market, candidates need to make sure they are searching for the right type of work in order to get hired.
Tara K. Smith, a human resources manager with the Oregon-based natural food distributor UNFI, told KGW News that job seekers need to make sure they are not overqualified for the position they are applying for and that their resume
is customized specifically for the job they are going after.
Smith said that job seekers who are applying for positions they may be overqualified for should be honest about why.
"When we talk to people who say things like I’m looking for a long term position for a place that I can grow I realize I’m going to have to start from the bottom and then work my way up, those are all great, and things that you like to hear," Smith told the news outlet.
Smith said if a job posting requires specific abilities and skills, job seekers should always highlight those on their resume.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there were approximately 3.7 million job openings in the U.S. as of April 2012.