Income-earning, Life & Learning

7 TIPS ON HOW TO FIND A JOB: SUCCESSFUL JOB-HUNTING BEGINS WITH YOUR RESUME

I have reviewed and revised hundreds of resumes for people in the past 10 years and persistently have identified that very same mistakes and/or ommissions on each one.

There are very specific details that potential employers want to see on a resume in a particular order that is more convenient for them to peruse.

If you have been struggling to find employment, please open your resume πŸ“„ and check to see if you have included ALL of the below details on it; in the order listed;

  1. Top of resume: neatly place your name + contact info;
  2. PERSONAL INFO: include your age, DoB, nationality, # of dependents, drivers license group (depending on positions sought);
  3. SKILLS: you can add a bulleted list of your skills and experience. Include things like software programs you use, # of years customer service/management/trade etc, typing speed, and so forth
  4. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY: be sure to display your current and/or previous positons including the period of employment, employer, and always add a summary of your duties and responsibilities AND achievements (depending on position sought).
  5. EDUCATION: add the establishment, qualification earned and the courses/classes covered;
  6. ACHIEVEMENTS/MEMBERSHIPS: include this if applicable;
  7. REFERENCES: Always include the name and contact information of at least 3 reputable people! Avoid “references upon request” at all costs! Confirm with individuals in advance if you intend to use them.

If you are serious about your job-hunt apply to no less than 3 new vacancies each day at least 3 days a week without fail!

Spend your jobless days preparing for interviews and educating yourself by researching online about duties and tasks of each position you have in mind – watch interview prep videos online and be prepared to answer a phone call for an interview!

Have a professional email address with just your name in a format like this: fnamelname@ fname.lname@ fname-lname@ etc etc etc…

Begin considering your childcare options well in advance and have a plan for childcare for at least 2.5hrs for interviews!

Do not give up! There is a job out there for everyone who is willing to work hard to find one and keep one!

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