Let’s make a bet. My guess is that you’ve spent a few hours, or even days, working on that “perfect” resume and cover letter; only to hear nothing from those great HR gods up in the sky. You thought you knocked it out of the park – but did you really?
Here are a few things to get your resume noticed:
1. Is the resume really you?
2. Is it focused on the job you’re applying for?
3. By looking at the resume, why would you hire you?
4. The resume is “step 2”, networking is “step 1”.
5. Think of the resume as multiple stories.
6. In the stories, have accomplishments, not duties.
7. Know that different people will view your resume differently.
8. The purpose of the resume is not to get the job.
9. You want to be noticed, in the right way.
10. Know why you are applying for the job.
Some extra tools:
Box.net: an application on LinkedIn to help organize your “brand”.
www.JibberJobber.com: a personal contact management system to organize your job search.
As a nationally Credentialed Career Manager, Coach Kevin Tucker has been partnering with individuals like you for the last 25 years. Through the military, as a minister, a human resources executive, and finally as a career and life transition coach; he has continually been able to help motivated individuals find their calling in life! Check out more at www.CoachKevinTucker.com.