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How To Make Job Hunting Easier

Jan 24, 2008
Doesn't it seem like it is very competitive and sometimes a cut throat affair when job hunting? Here are some tips to land the job of your dreams and help you seek out the job you are looking for.

Your Resume is the 1st and most important step of applying for any job. Because potential employers have to go through practically hundreds of applications only to find few good ones, they will have to base their narrowing down efforts using the resumes they have collected.

Studies have shown that about half of the employers decide to accept or reject job applications based on the related work experience listed in the CV. A third of the employers decide to reject or accept these job applications based on the layout design of these resumes.

Let your resume stand out. Write and design your resume so it stands out above the rest. Make it appealing to the reader and keep their attention so they read all of it. Then be sure that you have listed all relevant work experience which is related to the type of work you're applying for.

While job hunting, make sure that your resume is concise and relevant. Don't include irrelevant info. Employers value their time and so whenever your resume is relevant it will be worth their time and effort to look at it and consider you for the position. These are the first steps to acquiring the position you seek with a potential employer.

Always tailor your resume to the job applied for. You may have had previous experience that may not be related to the job you are applying for. Some people keep many different versions of their resume for different job opening purposes. While job hunting make sure your resume is appropriate for the job. A one-size-fits-all resume may not be the best way to go since the employer will have the impression that your previous efforts have not been focused enough to produce any specialization on your part.

You may add your achievements to your resume, but make your statements factual and relevant. It does not do harm to advertise yourself, but make your advertisement matter-of-fact and not just hot air. You may want to skip on listing your weak points as the resume is not the avenue for such discussions.

Is your resume dressed up and appearing good? Employers will recognize whenever you have put effort into developing it. Whenever they discover you made a exhaustive effort into writing your resume then they consider that you'll put the same good effort into your work. That's a big positive for you. There are people who work on their resume for days or even the entire weekend polishing their resumes.
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