you cannot hide, deny, embellish the fact that you have been out of work. Even if you were to remove dates (let’s just say), during the application screening process this will be indentified and guess what…Not only will you now be the candidate who has been out of work for a couple of years but you are the candidate that tried to camouflage it.
Launching a job search campaign when you are unemployed can be worrisome. Yet, as unrealistic as this may sound when you are out of work, it really is in your best interest to launch a strategic job hunt by defining what a successful job search is to you, staying busy, and keeping a positive attitude by tracking the progress in your job search campaign– no matter how small.
The value of your tweets. Now that you have set up your Twitter account, what do you tweet in order to get closer to an actual job lead? There are many steps you can take to job search via Twitter but in this blog post, I will focus on your tweets because a great tweet can propel you closer to a job–a bad tweet can help you lose the job you currently have…AND QUICKLY!
The resume still has its place in this web 2.0 craze. In fact, it is an even more vital tool. Wether your job search campaing includes social networking sites, blogs, wikis, an online portfolio, your web personna is dependendant on what you write down on that resume.
So what is the formula to writing a resume that shouts value? You need to identify the impact of what you do day in and day out. Compare your performance to that of others who don’t meet or exceed expectations. Look at your job from the employer’s perspective and not yours!
There is no denying that this year has been extremely difficult for many of us. Many people have been out of work and many still looking for work. However, I’d like to advise you to take some time today and over the next few days to especially focus on what you do have! Often times when we are challenged financially, we realize that the true treasures in life we already have — our families and friends.
The Holidays are here but don’t halt your #jobsearch: Your resume presentation counts! While content and the value your resume offers is key, capturing the attention of your new employer so your resume actually is read – is imperative. A few simple formatting tricks can help your resume outshine others with visual impact.