Are you doing everything you can to make sure your resume makes it to the hiring manager? The purpose of your resume is to get you an interview. Employers have many reasons why your resume doesn’t make it to the interview pile. If you are sending out a lot of resumes and getting no calls, there could be a problem.
Second, I got into a little “battle” on Facebook. I am a member of a group called HireFriday. They have taken on the noble task of allowing jobseekers additional exposure by posting their LinkedIn profiles on their site every…wait for it…Friday.
Long resume. It is hard to convince people their resume doesn’t have to be over two pages long. As a icf australia, I see it all the time. The job seekers think they have so much to share and all this great experience, so the resume goes on and on. Well, the bottom line is you should be able to demonstrate your accomplishments and marketability in two pages. Even if you have over 20 years of experience, make sure its relevant to the position. Think about what you need to include, often you don’t have to go past 10 or 15 years at the most.
Where do you look for a coach? My favorite way of finding anything I need is to ask others who have had experience with it. So to find a coach I would ask my friends who their coach is. If that doesn’t work then there are directories of coaches on the web. A few such websites are: and .
Answering these questions ignites fire beneath your job hunt. What are the compelling reasons that motivate you to wake up in the morning and search? Examples include: advance your career, learn new skills, support your family, connect with people and build a sense of personal accomplishment. Your purpose provides the key to unlocking your drive and motivation. Become intimately acquainted with the why behind your job pursuit. Remind yourself of it daily, especially if you are resisting taking action.
Interview. Getting an interview alone is a positive step. Be prepared with questions and clear examples of how your work fits the position. Greet the interviewer and a firm (but not bone breaking) handshake.
I tweeting, digging, stumbling upon stuff and repeating. All the time. I can’t imagine what it would be like to manage a job search on top of all that I have on my plate. Just like everything else you have to make time for a job search. If you are a student, treat searching for a new job as you would taking on another course. Spend an hour at night learning something, honing your skills, making connections, etc…
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