Every day, the pool of candidates applying for any given job becomes more and more competitive. Taking the time to work on your resume can make all the difference when it comes to whether or not you’ll get an interview.
You’ve been on several job interviews that you thought went well, but then you hear nada, crickets, zilch. If this sounds familiar to you, the good news is a couple of interviews means that your experience and skills most likely match the requirements of the position and at the very least you qualify for a phone screening or in-person interview. It also means that your resume is doing its job. You look decent on paper and the hiring manager wants to bring you in to learn more about you and see whether they would want to work with you. The bad news is you’re still unemployed. No contact leaves you wondering what went wrong.
Being jobless is tough. Your search can drag on and leave you feeling like you’ve hit a wall. It’s a tedious, time-consuming, and exhaustive process, but don’t let desperation drive you. Making a few vital tweaks to your strategy can, and will most likely, result in a positive outcome. Eliminate your frustration and try these 10 secrets to boost your job search.
What do all these statements have in common?
“I’m a great team player.”
“I am so excited about this job.”
“I am the best person to join your company.”
“I have a great deal of experience.”
Employers have heard them all before.
And while not exactly a problem per se, the words aren’t magic to their ears either.