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Many job seekers hope to start the New Year with a new job.
As you start or continue your search, here are a few job hunting myths you should be aware of:
Myth 1: If you haven’t heard back that means the job is filled.
This is not necessarily true. Do not let this discourage you during your search. If you haven’t done so already, send a follow up email or phone call to the hiring manager for an update on the hiring process.
Myth 2: I am not the most qualified so I won’t land the job.
You’re skills and experience are very important, but personality and eagerness to learn can go just as far with employers.
Myth 3: It’s not what you know; it’s who you know that counts.
Truth is: it’s both. A good referral can get you an interview, but if you don’t have the skills and experience your referral won’t get you much further, if at all.
Myth 4: Send out as many resumes as possible.
It is not very difficult to spot out a generic resume. Be sure to tailor your resume for each job you apply for, especially for different roles. You want to showcase your talents for each position and only apply to roles you are qualified for.
Myth 5: It’s best to always accept the first offer.
Receiving a job offer is very exciting, but don’t accept an offer for the sake of an offer. Take a step back and think it over first, perhaps you can even make a pros and cons list.
Myth 6: Nobody reads cover letters.
While we all secretly wish this was true, it’s simply not the case. Cover letters are a great way to provide information that may not be effectively expressed through a resume, while also showcasing your writing skills.
Myth 7: A resume should always be one page.
Limiting your resume to one page presents a huge challenge to experienced job seekers if it means that you must also eliminate potentially important information. Make sure you include the most relevant information in the first page if you must spill onto a second page.
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Designing your resume is a task you should spend a lot of time perfecting. Aside from grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors, you also have to think about how you would view your resume, on a surface level, if you received it as a hiring manager.
Loft Resumes, a resume design company based in South Carolina, prides themselves in helping job seekers stand out. The company provides a resume shop stocked with approximately 50 creatively designed resumes.
Loft Resumes says, “On average, they’ll [hiring managers] spend less than 30 seconds looking at yours [resume].”
For just $99 you will receive your new resume in 3 business days. It may seem like a lot, but think about the ROI (return on investment). If someone approached you with your dream job and told you all you had to do was pay $99, would you take it?
Each additional page is $10. You can rush the resume process for an additional $15 for two days and $30 for a one day turnaround. For an additional cost, you can make updates on content, not design.
After the design process is complete you will receive a high resolution PDF of your resume along with an editable, matching cover letter.
Does this seem like a lot?
It’s not! All you have to provide is:
- An uploaded resume in a common word document
- A theme with a photo, you’ll need to upload your photo (optional)
- The custom color option (optional and extra)
What do you think about this service? Beneficial? Would you pay $99 for a potentially brighter future?
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This way you are easily recognizable and remembered by hiring managers.
The same types of rules apply when attaching resumes, cover letters and references.
Save your documents under a name that is professional and can be found easily in a search.
- Include dates in the name of your documents (unless you must, be sure it’s the current date) For instance, if it’s 2012 don’t attach a resume titled : Jane Smith’s Resume 2011
- Title your document with the word “General” in it. For example: Jane Smith’s General Cover Letter
- Include the title of the job in the title: Jane Smith’s Resume – Administrative Assistant
- Add the current date you sent the resume: Jane Smith’s Resume – January 24, 2012
Either of the “do’s” work and keep you and the person receiving your resume, cover letter, and references more organized.
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This morning we read the news that John Stone, a car salesman in Chicago, got fired from Webb Chevrolet because he wore a Green Bay Packers tie the day after the Chicago Bears lost the NFC Championship.
After two warnings to take off the tie due to poor sportsmanship, from his boss, Jerry Roberts, Stone refused to obey and was fired.
Over the month that Stone was working at Webb Chevorlet he sold 14 cars! His performance was so great that after he was let go he was offered three jobs – including an offer from the company that let him go – the nerve!
Roberts has received a ton of leads through the publicity that his “fire” accumulated – it’s too bad Stone took a job at another dealership.
Relay your craziest “I’ve Been Fired” story in the comment section and enter to win a free RESUME MAKEOVER!
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