It’s been more than a while since you’ve gotten a bite. You can’t even remember which folder it was where you saved your latest resume update. Your interview suit might be in the back of your closet, or it might be at the dry cleaner still….who really knows.
Does this sound like you? Are you finding yourself in the dry and weary wasteland of waiting for a lead or a call back or any semblance of interest? If this is where you find yourself in regard to your job search, then it’s time for a jumpstart! It’s time to dust off your skillset, shake off your missed opportunities, and hit the ground running.
Very, very few opportunities in life ever fall into our laps without doing some work on our end. If you want to be noticed, to be set apart from other interested employees, then you have to get back in the game and play it strategically. But how, when you’ve been out of the game for so long?
Resume – up to date and top notch. Hire a professional if need be to make sure you are marketing yourself fully and highlighting all of your strongest assets.
Cover letter – very specific to the job for which you are applying. Push past the temptation to use the same template for every job and, instead, modify each letter to cater to the job qualifications at hand.
Networking – stay connected with your “people”, don’t let the out-of-sight/out-of-mind theory find itself to be true. Your network of contacts, over the course of your lifetime, will offer you invaluable opportunities and pry open many doors that may have otherwise remained closed. And keep your LinkedIn account fresh and full of information, a hiring manager will be turned off by checking out an account that hasn’t been touched or updated in years.
Your time has not passed nor has all hope been lost of ever working again, so chin up. You just need to be jolted back into gear and get your act together. Platinum Resumes exists to offer help and hope to those such as yourself, who might need a little assistance in getting their resume to the top of the stack but who are very much qualified and capable. Call us at (816) 986-0909 or contact via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us help you to help yourself and let’s get those job offers headed your way!