My #1 Job Hunting Tip

A week ago on twitter we asked you guys what you'd like to see more on the site, and one of our followers suggested more job hunting tips! Here's the trick to how I've landed most of my jobs. It may not work for everyone, but it definitely helped me land my full time position.

Make verbal contact.

I've wrote about this in the past, but it's worth posting on again. I've done a little interviewing work to help hire someone for my company and guess how many resumes were emailed to us within ten minutes of listing an ad on craigslist? About 30.

Every time you reply to an online job listing, imagine that there are at least 30 to 50 applicants applying to the same job. You might have an outstanding resume with lots of work experience, but what happens if it's never even read by the employer?

If you live in the area where you are job hunting, no harm can come from visiting the office to drop off your resume in person. If you don't live in the area, make a phone call! Make sure you touch base with someone at the company so they know that you are persistent and willing to take the extra step.

Never underestimate the power of personal connections, whether you have the chance to speak directly with talk an HR representative, the company president, or even the receptionist.

If you had to choose, what would be your #1 job hunting tip?

1 comment:

  1. I agree!!! Got my office job by talking to the woman at the front desk. She was too sweet and ended up sending my resume right to my current boss! Connections are everything these days.