You can take back control over your job search. However, you must be willing to do these five simple things to increase your chances of getting that dream job.
The unemployment rate is hovering around 10% according to the latest statistics that were released on Friday.
Every day it seems that we inundated with more bad news of layoffs and companies closing their days.
There are many talented people out of work and the job openings that are posted are swamped with thousands of job applicants.
Many people have been furloughed or laid off, while many people are looking to change careers. Some people are looking for a job that aligns more with their skill set.
So how do you stand out? What can you do to get noticed to stand out from the competition?
Network, network, network.
A couple of things you should know about a job search in 2020.
It is more about who you know and who is in your network that can help you get the job of your dreams.
The job search today is more about networking and follow up versus sending out a resume, sit back and hope and pray for the best.
Ask your friends and check with your contacts in your professional network on who is hiring. They can put in a good word for you and your resume will go to the top of the application pile instead of the bottom.
Your resume is a piece of people that sells you and your skills to a potential employer. Nothing more. A resume will not get you a job. What it will do is to help you get an interview. The interview will then allow you to sell yourself and your skills to a potential employer.
Your resume should be more about what skills you have and what those skills can do for a potential employer. A resume should not just be a chronological history of your employment.
List the unique skills that you have on your resume. Your job history is important, but your skills and what you have to offer is more important.
A lot of employers today hire on skill versus experience.