If you type the following into google search ” the most googled employment topic” your first few results will look like this:
groups.yahoo.com/phrase/google-network – Cached –
You get the picture.
Nothing relevant to actual employment topics. Google is arguably the most influential search engine or (company for that matter) on the planet but unless you are specific in your search, you are likly to end up with gobledigook that have no revelence.
Are you doing the same thing with your job search?
Are you searching for things that have no relevance to your skill set? Are you uploading resumes into company websites hoping that someone from HR will contact you?
What is the quality of your search?
Here are 3 important things that you need to know right now about your search:
1. Googling to find your next job is only the beginning. Following up is key. If you become aware of a job opening, go after it with full steam. Be proactive. After you have submitted a resume, follow through and find out where you stand.
2. Remember to use the telephone!!!! The communication trend right now is to communicate impersonaly by email and texting and twittering but do not forget to pick up the phone and call decision makers.
3. Have a professional looking resume! Your resume is the first impression that an employer makes and unfortunately, people do judge a book by it’s cover. Your resume should reflect your results, not just corny buzzwords like “strong leadership skills”, “great communications skills”, etc. List what you’ve done specifically to solve the needs of your employers during your emploment career.
I am Bernie Reifkind, CEO and founder of Premier Search, Inc.