Would you ever go on a first date wearing old, worn down clothes that were cool 10 years ago? Of course you wouldn’t.
You’d put on nice, modern clothes that fit well and accent your best features…
Because you never know. They could be the one. Well, it’s the same situation when you apply for a new job… Yet, so many people use strategies that worked 10 years ago.
Look – you want to get a great job quickly so you can stop worrying about your current situation, right?
Well, I’m going to give you three easy ways to update your approach so you can do that.
First, let’s talk about…
Why You Need This Update
It makes sense when you think about it.
Recruiters and employers have seen the same, boring resume and cover letter format for years.
And in a market where only 1% of resumes lead to a job offer – doing things the same way as everyone else isn’t going to get you noticed.
The 3 Modern Job Seeking Strategies You Need To Know
So, what do you do? How do you update your approach and stand out from the crowd?
1. Take Your Resume Online
You don’t need to be tech savvy, and it doesn’t have to be a huge production.
Simply putting your existing resume online gives you different look right from the start, and that’s good.
2. Create A Simple Website
It’s easier than ever to get online and get noticed, so there’s really no excuse not to.
Along with being found when employers Google your name, you’ll also be getting yourself out there and noticed for other opportunities you may have not even thought of.
Again, you don’t need to know html coding or anything crazy like that. It’s entirely possible to get a modern, beautiful looking website up in hours by using one of the resources here.
You could even get a template set up and create a new one with a unique and catchy web address for each company you apply to! Now that’s thinking outside the box…
3. Use A Personalized Approach
In today’s modern age, when you can submit one resume to 10 companies at once…
It’s not surprising that employers are impressed when someone takes the time to do something special just for them.
In fact, the better the company and position you’re applying for, the more you should tailor your approach specifically for them.
So do your research, figure out what they value, what they stand for, and what they look for in employees. And then present yourself in a unique and authentic way that shows you did your research, and really want to contribute to their mission.
Remember, use any (or all) of these modern job seeking strategies, and check out the free resource guide I put together for you called 7 Online Tools That Trump Your Traditional Resume.
Happy modern job seeking!
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