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This may completely change how you think about job search!

This may completely change how you think about job search!

John had been sending resumes to companies for weeks

And hearing nothing back.

This was weird because he was more than qualified for most jobs

Still, no one was getting back to him.

This had never happened to him before

Because he never had to apply for a job

Heโ€™s always just sort of found something through a friend or a

When he called me, he was perplexed; wondered what he was doing


He was sending generic resumes to specific jobs

He was applying online without talking to humans

He sent the same resume to multiple jobs in the same company

Each time he sent his resume, heโ€™d do nothing but wait.

And in return, nothing happened.

Here are three simple suggestions to help John get his job search off
the ground:

๐Ÿ“ข ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐š๐ง๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค.

Use current and expired job posters to learn what they look for in a candidate.

Read their job posters thoroughly. (This cannot be said enough).

Take what you learn and update your resume to align with the
employerโ€™s needs.

๐Ÿ“ข ๐‹๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐ฅ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฆ๐š๐ซ๐ค๐ž๐ญ.

What companies are hiring?

What companies are downsizing?

Who do you know, who knows someone at your target company?

Can you get an introduction?

๐Ÿ“ข ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฉ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ง๐ž๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค.

Connect with professional associations in your industry.

Talk to the people in your industry to learn what positions might
open soon.

Talking to human resources (HR) is fine. However, talking to people
who may one day work on your team โ€“ in some cases, is better.

Each time you speak to someone, ask them who they should speak
to next, then ask for an introduction to that person.

John was thrilled to hear these simple tips because it meant he
wasnโ€™t being rejected; he simply didnโ€™t have the right plan in place.

He went from thinking there was something wrong with him
to realizing there was something wrong with his job search strategy.

And he could easily remedy that now that he had a plan.

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About The Author
Maureen McCann is an award-winning career coach, master resume writer, and master certified interview, employment, and career strategist whose clients include C-level executives, managers, and professionals in all industries including the Canadian banking, oil and gas, healthcare, IT, and government sectors.

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