Are you sending out random resumes to any advertised jobs, ones that you think you could perform? Are you on the “auto” applications list with a number of job sites? Do you send the same resume to a variety of job advertisements? STOP IT! It’s doing you more harm than good! Here’s four main reasons why:-
Good communication is a core competencies for all jobs.. regardless of the level! Notice that this statement also asks for 3 skill-sets – written/verbal and presentation to an audience. You can try to “bundle” all three, or you can divide it up, either way, I strong suggest a very basic formula to follow:- S.A.R – Situation/ action / response
Questions can be TRAPS meant to catch you off guard and others are just ordinary questions that appear to be inane… innocent even, ones that can lead you down the wrong path. Don’t get caught in the negative trap. Compose your responses in a positive and flattering light!
How do I find a job in Port Macquarie? is our most frequently asked question! Yes, we have a ton of people wanting to move here and every day we respond to calls from all over the place from people who want to relocate away from the maddening city life. The major reason for discontentment is the long commute to and from work in the Metro areas. #resumes #resume #resumewirter #jobs #jobapplications #FIGJAMresumes
So, you have what you think is “a cracker” of a resume and you’re sending this resume out to a variety of jobs and …. nothing… …no interview requests, and if you are lucky, you get a “sorry, you have been unsuccessful” reply… There is a strong message and lesson here… your resume is not working for you!
RESUMES haven’t changed much in many years. They appear to suit the general purpose. Most applicants spend a lot of time making sure that there resume meets a high standard. However, there is groundswell of employers and HR departments that are begging for even better resumes.
The job interview is the most popular way employers decide on their whether to employ you or not, and regardless of how relaxed an interviewer / employer may make you feel. . this IS a formal setting and you need to be 100% aware of how you perform!
Now they want your resume and sadly, you have neglected to keep one that’s current, and most importantly, you haven’t been maintaining a record of your jobs; promotions and added skills, education and training etc.
Many job seekers make the mistake of thinking that a written reference is Gold. Whilst it is great to have nice things written about you, the written reference is not the best way for a prospective employer to determine if you are the right person for their job.
When did you last take a good look, and take stock at what others may see when they look at your personal brand both online and off? Give yourself a quick audit and see if there are any areas that you could do better. Start with reviewing the 8 essential points to aligning your authentic self:
There are no guarantees of job security or permanency … in this climate of change – what are you doing to best prepare yourself for the future? Start by revising your resume