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7 Job Search Do’s and Don’ts

Do s and  Donts 7 Job Search Dos and Donts

 

DON’T send a cover letter with “To Whom it May Concern”. It portends laziness and lack of interest.

DO the research to find the name of the person responsible for hiring.

 

DON’T use “References Available on Request” on your résumé.

DO use a quote from your performance appraisal or a testimonial that highlights your value.

 

DON’T replicate your job description when developing your résumé.

DO include powerful accomplishment-based statements that address the employer’s buying motivators or needs.

 

DON’T spend too much of your job search hours on the computer.

DO arrange more face time with people in your network.

 

DON’T send a generic Thank-you note after the interview.

DO send one that recaps key elements of the discussion and reiterates your interest in the position.

 

DON’T ask for a job at an informational interview.

DO ask for one or two names they recommend you contact.

 

DON’T relate your life story when asked “Tell me about yourself”.

DO talk about your education, work history, and what you have recently done for your company.

 

 

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Daisy Wright is an award winning career coach, author and professional resume writer who collaborates with aspiring managers, managers and emerging executives to help them tell their career stories and get hired faster. "Coach Extraordinaire", is how one client describes her!

About Daisy Wright

Daisy Wright is an award winning career coach, author and professional resume writer who collaborates with aspiring managers, managers and emerging executives to help them tell their career stories and get hired faster. "Coach Extraordinaire", is how one client describes her!

Comments

  1. Jo-Ann Fair says:

    Do not use an “Objective Statement”. Use a “Career Summary” instead or you can leave it out all together. I still see those! And the word resume is correctly spelled résumé.

  2. Thanks for your comments Jo-Ann. A Career Summary or the title of the intended position can also be used instead of the Objective.

    With respect to the spelling of resume vs. résumé, I tend to use the former in blog postings as the accents sometimes appear jumbled.

    Thanks again,

    Daisy

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