Here are three simple job hunting tips for you to begin your week!
- Some jobs require you to fill out a job application, and don't ask for a resume. It's still helpful to have a resume in these situations - let's say you want to apply for jobs at the mall, and there's 150 stores. If you have copies of your resume with you, you can leave one with the manager on duty. This way, they'll call you if they're interested (and a good resume might make them interested), and you won't get finger cramps from filling out dozens ofjob applications. You'll most likely only need to complete applications for the jobs for which they call you for an interview.
- Brush your teeth before an interview. Nobody wants to smell that pickled herringand onion sandwich you ate for lunch. Unless you're applying for a job at that deli on the Lower East Side. In which case, they'll be proud of you for your in-depth product knowledge.
- Have a cover letter prepared to accompany your resume. Not only does it help when mailing a resume, but many online employer applicant tracking systems ask for them as well.
Scott Singer is the President and Founder of Insider Career Strategies Resume Writing & Career Coaching, a firm dedicated to guiding job seekers and companies through the job search and hiring process. He is a Human Resources professional and staffing expert with almost two decades of in-house corporate HR and staffing firm experience, and is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC).
Insider Career Strategies provides resume writing, LinkedIn profile development, and career coaching services, including a free resume review. You can email Scott Singer at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via the website, www.insidercs.com.