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1000 Resumes, One Job – Video 2: The Pareto Principle

The Pareto Principle–also known at the 80-20 Rule, the Vital Few or the Principle of Factor Sparsity–states that 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.

In your job search, you want to be one of the amazingly great . . . the vital few. You want to demonstrate that you are one of the 20% who will achieve the 80%.

Everything you do–your approach, your resume, your conversations, your manner of speech, and the way you dress for the interview–has to be top-notch. You have to demonstrate that you are the best candidate for the company. If you are not, you will not get hired.