As the sluggish economy heads towards the fiscal cliff, businesses have already reduced their spending and expansion plans, uncertain whether lawmakers can agree on a budget. But times of uncertainty and change can bring with them opportunity.
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What’s the lesson here? I talk to clients everyday, some of whom worry because they’ve taken unconventional career paths. They’re seeking reassurance because their career did not go from point A to point B to point C.
What’s the one thing that all job hunters need regardless of the industry they’re in or the position they’re looking for? Well if you want to make a good impression then the “must have” is an attention-grabbing :30 commercial.
With that in mind, I’m going to offer a couple of reasons why we believe having an on-line or web-based resume (just one of our “technology” offerings) can make your search more productive and even easier, oftentimes leading to your finding a new position faster than would otherwise be the case.
“Many people think they’ll get their next job by relying on postings on job boards. Many people also buy lottery tickets. How are these activities similar? They both require very little effort or thought; they appeal to our base instincts of reaching for the low hanging fruit; and neither offers a great deal of success. Granted your chances of getting a job from a job board are better than winning the lottery, but not by much.”
A resume is like a road map, leading to your destination and if yours is not, it should be. When you’re going on a road trip you have a destination in mind when you start and then you plot a course that will get you there. Each turn has meaning, designed to get you to your ultimate goal.