This weekend, most of us will end up doing something social that involves meeting new people. Here's a quick tip for being more memorable... in a good way. After the normal introductions (i.e. your name and what brought you to the event) do something crazy. Don't ask the person what they do for work. That's right. Go against the societal norm and avoid asking the question, “What do you do?"
Looking to shorten your job search? As a career coach and resume writer, many of my clients come to me when they need a job. Perhaps they have been laid off, or their firm closed, or they were unable to land a summer internship. At that point, they're already playing catch-up. A great resume is important, but it's not a silver bullet. It can't single-handedly land you the position of a lifetime. There's still a lot of work that you need to do. And, unfortunately for those playing catch-up, a lot of that work is investment in time and energy that are best done before you need a resume.