Believe it or not, Labor Day is the day people do the most searching online for a new job.
Traditionally, traffic on job sites and job generators, spike on Labor Day. So much so, that some sites have crashed. If you're on the hunt for a new gig, where do you look? How is your time best spent? Networking expert and author, Frank Danzo, offered tips sure to lead job seekers to success.
TIPS TO MAKE YOUR RESUME STAND OUT:
Your resume is your sales brochure and YOU are the product you are selling!
Top half of first page of your resume is the most important area. Invest most time to make a BIG impact.
Limit your resume to 2 pages. Focus on most recent experience and only list jobs held for past 10 years.
Make sure your resume stands out with 30 second test. (See below.)
THE 30 SECOND RESUME TEST:
It is clear the type of job I am looking for?
Is it clear what value I offer an employer?
Is it clear what my strengths are?
Have I provided proof that what I say is true?
Can anyone else put their name on the top of my resume?
If you can answer yes to all five questions then you have passed the thirty second thumb test.
FRANK'S SUGGESTIONS FOR THE BEST ONLINE RESOURCES:
Dun and Bradstreet, Reference USA, Hoovers, First Research
Kansas City Business Journal
JOB SEEKER TIME GUIDE:
Job seekers should only spend 1/3 of their time on job boards
Set up accounts and have specific jobs sent to you
Focus on company sites from your target list
Over 50 percent of their time should be spent meeting with people they know and getting introductions to people they want to know.
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