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More than 80% of North Carolina career coach Ericka Spradley’s clients get offers. Here’s her strategy for success. ALIGN Create two columns. On the left, jot down the responsibilities required for the role; on the right, note your relevant qualifications. “Compare how your expertise aligns with the employer’s needs,” she says. Where there are gaps, consider how your other skills could help the company, and reposition them. DEFINE Write an impressive and specific example of how you killed it at work next to each responsibility. REFINE Review your examples to ensure they don’t sound rehearsed and that you haven’t overshadowed your experience by overusing the word we. “Employers want to know about you,” she says.