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Sorry. Your Resume Can't Do The Job! What Employers Are Really Looking For!

Aug 17, 2007
Your resume? . . . Dump it! And everything it stands for!

Sounds sacrilegious, doesn't it?

Sorry. But your resume won't get you a job. I know this goes against everything you've heard about how to find a job. But it's true! This is the 21st Century job market. Things have changed a lot. The old-fashioned ways of getting a job are out -- at least if you have any intentions of locking up a high-paying job fast.

So, I'm recommending you dispense with everything you ever heard or thought about how to find a job and you'll be better prepared for the new job marketplace. Don't be confused by the rules of a traditional, old-fashioned career job search. They're suspect. If you've ever used them to find a job, you know what I mean.

For example, what's the very first thing you think of when you decide to look for job? Your resume, right? The resume is such a job-search icon that preparing it can easily become an obsession. But it's the last thing you should be thinking about.

That's because the traditional job search process is oriented toward YOU, your work history and your accomplishments. It's passive and reactive at the very time an employer expects a job candidate who's proactive and assertive and alert to the employer's needs.

Here's an important job search alternative approach: in the new century the EMPLOYER must become the focal point of your job campaign.

Once you understand what an employer is looking for, then your alternative bio-action resume and some non-traditional job-search techniques will make a lot of sense because they'll be responding to an employer's needs.

You see, employers today want to meet candidates who

* Understand the organization.

* Can show how to make a difference.

* Represent their capabilities with confidence.

* Demonstrate quantifiable contributions they can make.

* Aren't afraid to ask for a job.

* Know how to cut a deal.

The good news is that, with exciting new job search alternative strategies, you can stop fretting about mailing or posting hundreds of resumes. Forget about the want ads, job sites, employment agencies and recruiters. Instead you can learn the value of "career partners" who will do a lot of the leg work for you.

As for interviews and waiting for the phone to ring . . . they're last century's way. Like your resume, they're just some of the common misconceptions that can turn what should be an exciting, challenging and rewarding life experience into a painful drudgery.
About the Author
Paul Bowley manages EEI, the world-class pioneer in alternative job search techniques and innovative e-business strategies . . . since 1985. Check out THE WORLD'S FASTEST JOB SEARCH PLAN! And grab our stunning FREE REPORT! http://www.fastest-job-search.com
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