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Have you been considering switching jobs, getting a new career for the first time, or even getting a new job in your current company? If so, chances are you need career advice.
Over the last several years, we have seen a dramatic shift in the concept of a “career” as more and more people have been downsized, right sized, outsourced, and the like.
Let’s assume for the purposes of this article that you have the requisite background for the position for which you are applying, have outstanding references, and otherwise on paper meet the requirements of the position. What other things must you have?
In today’s economy, with double digit inflation still the case in many states and the national average just under double digits (March 2010), many job seekers wonder what to do with their resume in terms of period of unemployment.
In today’s market, there are often very highly talented people vying for the same positions. If it comes down to two (or even three) finalists, the intangibles are likely to make or break the deal.
Fear not. In a lot of ways, they are actually pretty easy!! But, there are some drawbacks: • It’s easy to take it for granted and not prepare or take them as seriously (a BIG mistake) • It’s hard to tell how you’re doing because you can’t see the other person’s facial expressions and body language.
If you are reading this, you are probably contemplating writing or rewriting your resume for a new position, a career change, or for some other related reason. There are some items that are highly important when thinking about your resume beyond the obvious (many of the obvious items have been discussed in other blog posts from me):
In today’s highly competitive market, having a good plan of action for your job search makes all of the difference. Even when the economy is good, there will always be fierce competition for top talent. As such, it’s important to leverage all that you can to help with your job search, and to keep yourself visible even if you’re not in an active search.
As much as those of us not in sales and marketing hate to admit it, finding a new gig involves a great deal of sales and marketing – of ourselves. You’ve probably seen the blogs and articles about “Me, Inc.” and “Branding Yourself” and things along those lines. It’s true. And, it’s necessary – even in good times. This is the new reality of the employment arrangement and I don’t foresee it changing much over the longer term.
Article discusses common reasons for not getting hired and how to overcome the obstacles.