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Your Job Search
copyright © by Kevin Donlin
OK. You've posted your resume online. You've sent out a dozen copies answering classified ads. You've told everyone in your network that you're looking for a job.
nothing has happened.
1996, I've written/edited resumes for nearly 2,000 clients and refunded
less than 2% of them for lack of results. Based on this experience,
here are four ways for you to troubleshoot -- and improve -- an unsuccessful
1) Is your resume focused?
resume can't be all things to all people. Make sure yours has one main
focus, such as sales or computer programming. Every word in your resume
should contribute to the single focus you've chosen. If you try to go
in too many directions, your resume won't appeal to anyone.
heard this 100 times, so let's make it 101 -- a single typo can ruin
your resume. But that's only partially true. Because even more things
can go wrong.
to the Wall Street Journal's National Business Employment Weekly, "Your
cover letter can make or break whether your resume goes into the 'yes'
pile or the 'no' pile. A really terrific cover letter can change the
In this sluggish economy, the quest for employment takes time and effort. Think of finding a job as a job in itself, requiring nothing less than your total dedication.
ask yourself: "Am I really using all my available resources? Am
I doing 5-10 things every day to find the right job?"
Best of luck to you!
Kevin Donlin is Managing Editor of 1 Day Resumes. The 1DR writers provide same-day, one-on-one resume writing assistance. He is also author of "Resume and Cover Letter Secrets Revealed," a do-it-yourself manual that will help you find a job in 30 days ... or your money back. For more information, click here.