Former recruitment agency experts answer
employment questions, candidly suggesting how to
negotiate your salary, find a really good job,
handle phone interviews, and more.
Sage advice like this is
Job Search Assumptions
Many hold job-search assumptions that can drag
their job search out longer than necessary.
1. My last job search was qucik and
easy so Im sure this time wont be any
The job market has ups and downs - some times it
favors job seekers and some time the employers.
People who were once courted by recruiters may
find they are no longer receiving calls with
opportunities. Your action plan: Develop
a job search action plan that is proactive.
2. Recruiters take the time to read
Recruiters will usually only skimm the
resume intially. So the reality is that the best
information should be in the top four to five
inches of your resume for someone to really
notice it. With the volume of resumes that
recruiters receive they do not have time to
huntfor good material on a resume.
Your action plan: Prioritize your
information on your resume.
3. Im not going bother with a
cover letter since no one reads them
This is only because most cover letters are of
obviously poor qwuality. But if you have a good
cover letter then it will be read.
Your action plan: Make a quality cover
letter. If you need help get a resume and cover
letter specialist to help you.
4. If I can just get my foot in the door,
my skills will become apparent in the
There are many talented people so youll
need to distinguish yourself through superior
Your action plan: Get help with
identifying commonly asked interview questions
and how best to answer them.