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Article Share: 6 Job Search Tips That Are So Basic People Forget Them By: Jenny Foss via TheMuse
Information is truly at a job searcher’s finger tips these days. A simple Google search on “Interview Tips 2019” yields a whopping 778,000,000 results in a 0.70 seconds (thanks Google). But in all that information, how do you find the tips that move the needle? That get you the offer or really drive you forward in the interview process?
Jenny Foss, well known blogger & career strategists recommends to you keep trending practices to a minimum and stick with the “timeless job searching tips that [will] help you fine-tune your strategy” as opposed to getting side tracked (and frustrated) with flash & bang techniques which typically yield minimal results at best. After all… everyone has access to that SAME Google search bar.. don’t they?
“So let’s do this: Let’s boil things down to a short list of sound, timeless job searching tips that’ll help you fine-tune your strategy so that you may sail through the process (or at least cut out some of the unnecessary time and frustration).
1. Make Yourself a “Smack-in-the-Forehead” Obvious Fit
When you apply for a job via an online application process, it’s very likely that your resume will first be screened by an applicant tracking system and then (assuming you make this first cut) move onto human eyeballs. The first human eyeballs that review your resume are often those of a lower level HR person or recruiter, who may or may not understand all of the nuances of that job for which you’re applying.
Thus, it behooves you to make it very simple for both the computer and the human to quickly connect their “Here’s what we’re looking for” to your “Here’s what you can walk through our doors and deliver.”
Study the job description and any available information you have on the position. Are you mirroring the words and phrases in the job description? Are you showcasing your strengths in the areas that seem to be of paramount importance to this role? Line it up. Line it up.
2. Don’t Limit Yourself to Online Applications During Your Job Search
You want that job search to last and last? Well, then continue to rely solely on submitting online applications. You want to accelerate this bad boy? Don’t stop once you apply online for that position. Start finding and then endearing yourself to people working at that company of interest. Schedule informational interviews…Keep Reading
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6 Job Search Tips That Are So Basic People Forget Them
Jenny Foss — https://www.themuse.com/advice/6-job-search-tips-that-are-so-basic-people-forget-them