Author: Bad Economy Jobs
If you knew something wasn’t working, would you keep doing it, expecting the results to change? For most people the answer would be no, but for the majority of people looking for jobs, this is exactly what they are doing. They are submitting resumes in the same old fashion and getting no replies. They are attending job fairs and never getting any return calls. Stop this madness now and learn the new approach towards getting a job.
Don’t wait for the human resource department to give you a call. Don’t wait for that email response. Call them back after a day to see if they received your resume. Then schedule a time to call them back 4-5 business days later. Be persistence without sounding desperate.
Stop sending resumes without meeting with the humans behind the job postings. Have you ever been hired by computer? No! So this idea that you can send resumes all day and expect a job, is nonsense. The computer is useful for finding job openings but a human is who will hire you. Pick up the phone and talk to a human about a job.
Build your network of friends. There are jobs but you need to meet the people. Spend 2 hours a day inviting your network to get coffee. Keep what works and toss out the rest. Think of the job search as a job and aim for efficiency. Have more than one cover letter on hand. Create resumes with different themes and objectives. If you sent out 10 resumes, five with your website address and five without a website, and the five with your website received the most attention, then you should know what tactic is working. Eliminate the garbage from the previous days and work with the stuff that brought you closer to a human hiring you.
The human element of job searching might seem simple and basic but a lot of people still spend the majority of their day, wasting away on computer, without it getting them any closer to a job. It is time to get social with your job search. Use what works in finding a job and discard the rest.
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