“It is easier to look for a job when you have a job”
“If a person knows the exact position/positions they are targeting, make sure that their resume mirrors the general job description/requirements presented in ads for those positions and incorporate percentages, numbers, and examples if applicable.”
“When I was searching for an accounting position, and looking for that next step, one of the divisional controllers advised me to write my resume for the job that I wanted, not the job that I had. He stated by doing this, and not fabricating on my job responsibilities, you are able to highlight tasks that are transferable rather than a function that is specific to that role. Employers should be able to see you in a new light, not the think of you for the same roles.”
“Network. Network. Network. If you are out of work, then this is wide open. Tell anyone and everyone that you are looking for work, what you do, and that you’re immediately available. Attend every possible networking group for job seekers. Each market has numerous groups that meet regularly for the sole purpose of job networking. For someone employed, work with a recruiter that specializes in your area of expertise. If you don’t know a recruiter, ask around (but only to those that will not tip off your current employer that you are looking). Do a LinkedIn search for your area to see who has a good “presence”. Find someone that is engaged in their profession and someone who seems to be well known in your area.”What's the best advice you ever received during your job search? We'd love to hear it! Comment below.
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