Before my resume writing and coaching business, I ran an executive recruiting firm. This is where I learned all my best phone networking and cold calling secrets. I had to make hundreds of phone calls year after year. I learned what worked and what didn’t when “phone networking.” Related: The Jimmy Fallon Effect: 10 Qualities Of Great Networkers Now, I share what I learned with job seekers to help them approach job search related phone calls with ease, professionalism, and excitement. There's a trick to it – but it’s not hard to learn – even for shy and introverted types (like myself).
The most precious piece of real estate in your entire resume is the top of the first page. At the cursory glance, this is the area that is going to get the most attention. And there are some things you can do to make that most of that – or get your resume tossed in the “not interested” pile. Related: Boring Old Resume Objective Vs. Branding Statement Here's a quick checklist of things NOT to do when crafting the opening statement of your resume:
Knowing how to follow up after one or more interviews can be confusing, even for the most savvy job seeker. Related: The Secret To A Great Follow Up After An Interview Here is a checklist of things you can do to leverage your post-interview activities and gain interest from potential employers.