Are you a frustrated job seeker? Maybe you have been waiting forever for that interview calls, or you may have been to several interviews but haven’t heard the magic word “you’re hired” yet. So what’s the problem?
Here are some fundamental flaws that can sabotage your job search campaign.
Writing a resume no one wants to read
Contrary to popular belief, your resume can not focus on you and your past. It must show employers how you can make a difference to them going forward. They could care less about your career goals and job objectives. Or your work history, for that matter. Unless, you can show them how it affects their bottom line. And remember, employers are buying you… not your resume!
Shotgunning your resume
Some people think that if they throw enough paper into the market or post to enough job sites, the law of averages has to work for them. At some point someone will want them. To their surprise, they are wrong. The only law at work here is that the printing company and website owners are going to get rich.
Don’t waste your time sending a resume if it’s not specifically targeted. Broad distribution of your resume is the least productive way to look for a job.
Failure to follow up
Don’t even bother with a job search campaign at all if you don’t plan to follow up personally — by phone, mail of email. It’s that old competition thing again. You have to get your foot in the door ahead of the pack. And don’t expect an interview to lead to anything if you don’t follow up.
Waiting for the phone to ring
Is there anything worse than waiting nervously for someone important to call you back… especially when you think they’re supposed to?
If your attitude is, “I’ve got great looking credentials, lots of experience, an excellent work history… so here I am – come get me!” … you’re in for a long, long job search. You have to take the initiative. Pick up the phone and find out what’s happening.
Interviewing like a wimp
Look, you get only one shot at the person who could be your next boss. You’d better come across like a pro. That means: be prepared, be rehearsed, be assertive. If you’re not in control of the interview process, you’re out.
Just leave it to the professional
Now that you know what kind of mistakes you are making and how your resume is the most powerful tool you have, invest in a high quality resume that will open doors for you! Most people think that writing resume is an easy job. However, more often than not, they are wrong. They end up submitting a messy and unimpressive resume which is quickly thrown into the trash bin.
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