As mentioned earlier, I get pretty much daily updates about networking events, other social events, jobs and general tips that I’ve been sharing with all of you.
Tomorrow being Monday it’s time to start climbing that hill again. So here are a couple of tips from Rob McGovern of Careerbuilder:
First, become obsessive about skills fit. With the overwhelming flood of resumes in the market, recruiters have become hyper selective about “fit”. When they are screening resumes they are methodical about finding candidates with a perfect skills fit. In this recession we are long past the days when companies would take chances on poorly fitting candidates. This means you need to spend intense time researching and understanding job listings and making sure to tune yourself as a strong skills fit. You’re much better off spending your time on the few jobs where you are a great fit, than wasting your time spreading yourself far and wide.
Second, make sure your resume is near-perfect. Company recruiters must pass over the majority of candidates and an amateurish resume makes their job easy. A well polished and professional resume makes you stand out in the flood of poorly qualified candidates. A professional resume says you are polished, articulate, and focused on strong written communications. A mistake to avoid is asking your friend to review your resume. Companies are now using sophisticated resume review systems, and you need a resume deigned to work in the system. This truly isn’t a game for your friend, the pseudo expert. Jobfox is the country’s largest resume writing service and we’re helping candidates get far more interviews.
I hope these tips help with starting this next week off on the right foot and your search is fruitful!
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