Friday, October 9, 2009

4 Reasons Your Job Search Isn’t Yielding Results - Part 3 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 #3!

Reason #3: Your Resume supplies Information on Not Directly Related to Position: Take a look at your resume, then take a look at a job description featuring the type of job you are applying for. Do the words match? Can you identify at least 3 sentences in the job description that match the wording on your resume to show how you are a “match” for the job? If not, that means that hiring managers can’t see the “match” either.

Information supplied on resume and in an interview should match the wording in the job description (with accomplishments). Always omit duties that do not match or relate to the role that you are applying for.

Try This Approach Instead: Read the work experience section in your resume and ask yourself “Would I perform some of these tasks listed in my new position?” If the answer is no, then remove the statement in question.

Thank you for taking time to read this article. Stay Tuned Next Week For Tip #4! Feel free to share your comments and tips below!

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