When job seekers first contact GetFive, one of the most frequent questions we hear is, “How do I upgrade my current resume?” Many people who are beginning their job search believe a polished, professional resume is the only thing that stands between them and their next position
Job Search Strategy
When you search “resume tips” on Google, you get 98,600,000 results. While there are some time-tested best practices for resumes, more people seem to be getting creative with theirs. In fact, unique resume presentation and delivery are making headlines and even going viral on social media.
In today’s job market, it’s very common for people to be on the job hunt for months at a time.
When this happens, it’s easy to feel your morale slip. At GetFive, we know how important perseverance and a positive attitude are to a successful job hunt. To help get you through this difficult period, here are nine tips to help you stay motivated.
Say you apply for a job and you’re ecstatic because you meet every single required qualification. You go through three rounds of interviews and are feeling pretty good about things. Then you get the rejection letter: “Thank you for your time, but we’ve selected another candidate who we felt was a better fit.”
Whether you’re employed or unemployed, looking for full or part-time employment, in the hunt for consulting or freelance work, or even if you’re not interested in changing jobs right now, taking a systematic approach to your job search is one of the most effective ways to grow your network and prepare for unexpected changes.
Feel like your job search is lacking momentum? It’s probably because you don’t have a target. A job target involves selecting a geographic area, industry or organization size and a position within that industry. Once you select your target, your job search becomes a campaign. Concentrate your energy on your targeted areas to increase your…
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Job hunters and applicant tracking systems are like vinegar and oil. The two can feel like they’re almost impossible to mix together.
However, with a bit of vigorous shaking, that vinegar and oil can become a nice salad dressing. To shake up a stalled job search, it’s time to stop believing an ATS is your enemy and start understanding how they work so you can use them to your advantage. Getting the facts is a great place to start.
For John McNally, pursuing his dream job only happened after experiencing a career setback. He didn’t let any mountains stop him, though, and his pathway to success led him to a new opportunity in Italy. “I had reached a dead end in my search and thought that I was without resources,” he says. “I found…