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Use Smart Networking to Speed Up Your Job Search

Resume Bear

A critical tactic in your job search toolbox is networking, but it may not feel as though your efforts are getting the results you want. Of course, you will discuss your job search with your informal network, but this is not the network that is likely to land your next job. While you don’t want to be a pest, you need to maintain high visibility with your business network in order to be considered as a viable candidate for job openings.

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Knock Them Dead with Your Cover Letter

Resume Bear

Your resume and cover letter should combine to deliver an effective “one-two punch” that grabs the positive attention needed to land an interview. Though many think the cover letter has become obsolete because of online resume posting, in reality the cover letter is equally important in electronic and paper applications. Typical business standards of communication apply in any type of career search contact. Robert Smith Application” or “Jane Doe Resume”).

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Become Irresistible to Employers to Land Interviews

Resume Bear

Resumes have traditionally been used to communicate the facts of your education and training that qualify you for job openings. More recently, job seekers have tried spicing up their resumes by using colored paper, fancy fonts, and other flourishes. The most effective way to land an interview is to use your resume to tell your story – your work history – in such a way that you become irresistible to hiring managers. That applies to your resume as well.

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Super Bowl and Your Job Search | Career Rocketeer

Career Rocketeer

So why am I writing this on a career blog? Well, if you follow my trend of thought, you’ll see important similarities between what it takes to earn a Super Bowl ring and what it takes to land a coveted job in 2011. # For job hunters the attitude you must adopt is there are no moral victories in job hunting. Your ONLY GOAL is to get a job offer with equitable compensation, and get it as soon as possible.

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