Advice for Job Seekers.
I've been through a few different periods of unemployment, and I have found jobs. Here are some tips for job hunting:
- Beware of scams. There are deplorable people out there who will take advantage of the desperation inherent to joblessness. No legitimate organization will ask for your social security or banking information before you've met the HR department.
- It takes a lot of resumes sent out to get one phone call back. And it takes even more callbacks to get an interview. It takes a few interviews to get one job. But just keep trying - the road to that job starts with one resume sent out!
- Re-write that resume, then put it away for two weeks. Repeat! It's quite difficult to review something you've been staring at for months. Even better, print that resume out and take it to a coffee shop for a few hours - an environmental change can help you see a lot of things anew.
- Get out of the house. Volunteer or attend industry-related networking events and meetups! You might generate some leads, but do it just feel passionate and productive.