Today’s guest poster is Malcolm O. Munro, aka The Career Fitness Coach. He is hosting a free Job Hunt Boot Camp teleconference over two nights, Feb. 10 and 12 at 8 p.m. EST. Find out more information at www.jobhuntbootcamp.com.
With daily doses of bad economic news and companies laying off workers by the thousands, it’s easy to become discouraged at the prospect of finding a job. The bad news: There’s a lot of competition for a shrinking numbers of jobs. The good news: There’s a lot of competition for a shrinking numbers of jobs!
What do I mean by that?
As a career coach, I’m deluged daily by a sea of poorly written resumes to review for clients. Most of them shudder at the amount of work it takes to tailor and customize a resume. Some take the time to do it; many others refuse. With more and more desperate people on the streets, a well-written resume really stands out!
What do you need for a successful resume?
- A work history that defines what you did and HOW you did it – results!
- A tailored approach – each resume should fit the target job and no other.
- The willingness to spend time (often a few hours) writing a tailored resume.
Of course the resume is just a start. You also have to have a strong network, great interviewing skills, and a savvy eye to negotiate a great salary. It takes lots of work, but you can find a job even in this tough economy.
What are your tips for finding a job in this economy?
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