I just had an e-mail from a perspective client. He said that his number one goal was ending up with a resume that got more “hits” on job oriented websites. Upon inquiring further, I learned that - as part of his job search - he was doing nothing other than posting his resume. He has been operating under the belief that one only has to post his resume to multiple sites before sitting back and waiting for companies to call. For many of you it goes with out saying that, especially in this tight job market, you have to play an active role in your job search. In most cases, you can’t simply put your resume out there and expect something to happen.
As I regularly delve into here on this blog, a fantastic resume is a key component of a successful job search - but only one component. Check out more on that, here.
Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you can take any sort of passive role when it comes to finding work. With the unemployment rate as high as it is, companies (recruiters / hiring managers) aren’t going to go out of their way to find you. You need to get a top-notch resume into their hands, and you need to follow up diligently.
Are you taking steps to ensure that you have a comprehensive job search plan? Are you set up for success?
Send off an e-mail if you need help getting on track. I am happy to help.