Career Solvers has an awesome resource for motivated job seekers and career changers. They recently reported that over 2,000 hiring managers failed to consider resumes with one of 12 huge mistakes often made by entry-level workers. Oddly enough, many mid-level professionals make the same uninformed mistakes too! It is the responsibility of the savvy seeker who desires a new position to understand what tactics will provide interviews and capture the attention of hiring managers. Here are 3 things that you dare not do in your job search:
☞ Dare not act as if you don’t know how to use social medial to get a competitive edge. Try creating an online news alert so that you can scan industry specific articles and job search news. See news dot google dot com. Other similar sites include cnn dot com and find articles dot com. Dare to learn as much as possible about hot topics in your career field including new innovations, best practices and to meet colleagues who are subject matter experts in your field.
☞ Dare not use inappropriate items on your resume: Those include:
- Silly emails
- Little white space
- Resumes longer than 2 pages
Consider that 300 to 600 other talented persons also want each job that you are also seeking. Dare to figure out how you will stand out on your resume without making silly mistakes.
☞ Dare not to include a cover letter. This is your opportunity to highlight 1 to 3 ways that your accomplishments helped the team. Also you can showcase a major conflict or problem that happened over the course of your career and point out the results that you contributed to the bottom line on your cover letter. For sure, companies thrive on locating strategic problem solvers and results-oriented job seekers to help them solve their company challenges. Dare to perfect a powerful cover letter that highlights your problem solving ability!
☞ Dare not stop until you have planned a strategic job search plan that includes a fresh LinkedIn profile, a tweeter search for the companies you’d like to work for as well as other buzz on any career related information. Use #hashtags.org to search. Also Twitpic.com to post pictures. Dare to know that employers Google your LinkedIn, FB and other social media sites to look into your professional lives. This is a great way to build a positive following about who you are as a professional. Dare to highlight your key interests and accomplishments via twitter and Linkedin.
Dare to prepare yourself by learning what to do to get a job in 2013. Many competent professionals have helped to solve your problems in this area. See a few of our colleagues latest masterpiece, Forget Job Security by Dawn Rasmussen ISBN# 978-780615 621203 and 100 Conversations for Career Success by Lauara M. Labovich & Mariam Salpeter ISBN # 978-1-57685-905-65180.
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