Friday, October 2, 2009

4 Reasons Your Job Search Isn’t Yielding Results - Part 2 of 4

Are you tired of your job search? Tired of hearing from hiring managers “you don’t have enough experience” – or not hearing from hiring managers at all? I understand your frustration and want to help, so I've created a 4 part series that will share the "Top 4 Reasons Your Job Search Isn't Yielding Results" and release one tip per week – this is week #2 - want week #1? - CLICK HERE!

Reason #2: Listing Job Duties Instead of Accomplishments: Over 90% of the resumes received by hiring managers and over 95% of the resumes I received as a recruiter working in the human resources industry while hiring for companies locally and nationwide listed job duties instead of accomplishments. This doesn’t help the hiring manager understand why you are qualified for the position and how you can help their company - in turn you are not selected for the interview or the job.

Try This Approach Instead: If you don’t know where to start, think back to the time your boss, a co-worker, or a customer complemented you on your work. Think about a duty you performed to improve the office. Prior to your improvements and suggestions, think about how much time had been spent doing things the “old way” and now think about how much time it takes to perform these same tasks the new way. Now look at your resume and after each statement, write down the result of the duty listed and how it helped the company.

Thank you for taking time to read this article. Stay Tuned Next Week For Tip #3! Feel free to share your comments and tips below!

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