Supercharge your job search! It takes action to get hired

I coach job seekers every day and the biggest misconception is that there is a magic formula to get noticed.

How do you supercharge your job search?

Of course, it makes sense to write an excellent resume as well as create a dynamic and compelling LinkedIn summary leading into your complete LinkedIn profile.

But the best resume and wonderful LinkedIn profile only work if you are a one-of-a-kind, everyone-must-have-you type of candidate. Sadly, most people don’t have that level of unique talent.

However, there is hope for you even if you don’t have that special skill an employer wants.

Supercharge your job search with the phone

Very few job seekers like hearing me tell them using the phone is the secret, but it is!

Figure out the companies you want to work at and then find contacts to help you get in the door.

Yes, you will get ignored. Some people will not know how to help. Others will not return your calls and it will be frustrating. However, playing point and click with ATS systems is frustrating too.

Supercharge your job search by being the solution

Next, find a way to talk to a decision-maker. Make yourself valuable. Be the solution they need. 

This is what work is all about. Ultimately, employers hire people to solve their problems. You position yourself to be the solution.

Too often job seekers make the search all about them but it is never all about you. Companies hire people who can help them win. If you make it all about you, you miss the boat.

This may sound like an old-fashioned job search and it is but it also works today. Not only do I write resumes, provide LinkedIn training, and craft winning LinkedIn profiles, I also help you take the mystery out of job search by answering your tough questions. Need help?

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Julie Walraven, Design Resumes

Julie Walraven

Professional Resume Writer

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