If you are searching this blog to help someone in your life who is looking for a first job, new job or new career, here are a few things you can do:
- Encourage the job hunter to give you a copy of his or her resume, so that you know exactly what career and jobs to look for. When job hunters lose focus and start applying for “any job,” their chances of landing a great interview actually decrease.
- Give your advice on the resume if asked, but suggest a limit to the number of resume editors. Everyone has their own take on the “perfect” resume; a job hunter can end up confused and frustrated by well-meaning but contradictory advice.
- Tell your contacts that you know someone who is looking for a job. You never know who will provide that ideal connection. You hairdresser’s husband may be an engineer whose company is looking for an IT director; your computer guru might have a cousin who is looking for a new hairdresser for her salon.
- Depression is the norm after a job loss or when a job hunt is not producing results. If the job hunter seems completely discouraged or stalled, suggest contacting a professional resume writer and career coach to give the job hunt new vigor.
At Robin’s Resumes®, job hunters work with an experienced, certified professional writer and coach. We are always happy to discuss our services.