1000 Best Job Hunting Secrets by Diane Stafford

By Diane Stafford

Task seek ideas that actually workLearn how to:-Customize your resume to fit the job-Protect your self and retain your activity seek confidential-Effectively rejoin the workforce-Anticipate the puppy peeves of hiring managers and headhunters-Write a canopy letter that will get you noticed-Secure a moment interview-Guarantee a favorable referenceThe basically consultant you want to assist you find--and get--the activity of your goals

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A senior manager/supervisor may need to be a visionary, a strategic planner, a troubleshooter, a crisis-management expert, a communicator, etc. 26 1000 BEST JOB HUNTING SECRETS 11. Lead with your best shot. If your education is stronger than your experience, put it first on your resume. If your experience is more impressive, list it before your education. 12. Make sure that your resume is up-todate. People often circulate resumes that don’t include their most recent jobs and then tack on a little mention in the cover letter.

Your resume format is reverse chronological order (see chapter 4). • You’re an executive or high-level candidate in your field. ) 4. When you’re deciding between using an objective or skills summary, keep in mind that most of today’s recruiters and hiring managers find the skills summary more enticing. The objective is primarily a remnant of yesteryear. What’s the difference? Your job objective would be something of this order: Managing Editor of a regional magazine. For the same job, a skills summary would read: Professional journalist with ten years’ experience, including writing, copyediting, proofreading, story tracking, and teaming.

38. Remember that anything personal in your resume detracts unless it shows how you qualify for the position. In other words, if you want to be a rock star’s bodyguard, the fact that you weigh three hundred pounds and have spent the past five years winning bodybuilding competitions is pertinent. But if you’re applying for a job as a car salesman, don’t include these tidbits of information. 39. Review your resume for problem areas and improve on anything that sounds vague. It you go for “generic,” you probably will be bypassed for someone who sets out good reasons and evidence that he’s interview-worthy and a good fit for the position.

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