😨 Resume mistakes that will cost you!!
Plus: Concerns for parents trying to return to work.
Hello Everyone and Happy Monday!
In today's email:
Why your resume isn’t getting a response! 6 mistakes to avoid on your resume.
When you hate job searching on a Monday. How to make it easier!
How to build your LinkedIn network! The best ways to get meaningful connections!
Two Truths & A Lie. Can you find the lie??
Concerns for parents trying to return to work. Top concerns parents have and how to overcome.
Here’s what’s going on in the news (related to careers of course):
Don’t let your resume be the reason why you don’t get the job!
As you anxiously await for a call back from a potential employer, you come to realize that the time has passed and you probably won’t be hearing from them. What happened? What went wrong? Is it the bad job market? Or could it be your resume?
All the time we have job seekers come to us and tell us they think their resume is the reason why they never hear back. And most of the time they are right, their resume isn’t doing them any favors.
How can you tell if your resume truly is the reason why employers aren’t giving you a call?
We’ve put together a list of six mistakes most job seekers make on their resume. If you have any of these mistakes, then it’s safe to assume that your resume is the problem.
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This is how to build your LinkedIn network! If you are a job seeker then it’s crucial that you are on LinkedIn. Building your professional network through LinkedIn is not only a great way to find a job but to also show value to your connections. However, it takes time and hard work to build your network. Not only do you need to optimize your profile, you need to be strategic about how you reach out to potential connections. Here’s how to get your online network up and running:
Below are three stories about interview experiences that didn’t go too well. However, two are true and one is a lie. Can you figure out which one is the lie?
Story #1: I once interviewed at a company that had a pet friendly office. I am very allergic to dogs and had no idea that the office allowed dogs before the interview. After about 10 minutes of being in the building my eyes were itchy and I was sneezing every few minutes. About half way though the interview the recruiter asked if I was okay, so I explained how I was allergic to dogs. He looked real offended and told me if I didn’t like dogs then this wasn’t going to work out. He then got up and walked me out the door. I don’t think he understood that I couldn’t control my allergic reaction. I definitely dodged a bullet there.
Story #2: Guy asked me which of the seven dwarves I most closely identified with. That should have been a red flag, but I answered "Doc" and we moved on. After telling him I wanted a part-time job for a little extra spending cash, he asked me if it was because I was pregnant. I got pretty testy with him about that, because I was not pregnant. Ended up making an excuse to leave mid interview. They called me a day or so later to tell me I got the job. Took the job despite knowing better. Horrible things happened. I quit two weeks later.
Story #3: After filling out paperwork for the pre-interview, the employer comes in and brings me back to his office. He asks how I'm doing. Now, it was pouring down raining that day, so I say I’m doing great, but wish the weather was a little better. He stops and goes, “Well, what’s wrong with the rain?” I reply that there is nothing wrong, I just wished it was nicer out. He then asks if I like sports. After saying I do, he asks if I think Tom Brady is paid a million dollars a year to not play in the rain. I’m not sure how I responded to that, but weird question, right? So then, he looks at my resume and goes, “so I see you’ve worked at Burger King the last three years.” I replied that, no, I actually worked at a full service restaurant as a waiter during college. His reply: “Same thing.” At this point, he tells me it’s not going to be a good fit. I told him I agreed and that he needed to work on his interviewing skills. Then I called him a jerk and walked out.
Which story is the lie?
(click on an option below)
Answer at the bottom of the newsletter!
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Parents have a lot to be worried about, don’t let a job search add to your concerns!
Many parents decide to take time off from their career to care for their children, while others don’t have a choice. External factors, like a global pandemic, can cause parents to put their careers on hold to take care of a family. Whatever the circumstance might be, all of these parents have one thing in common: returning to doesn’t come without obstacles.
Parents returning to work, especially after the pandemic, have some major concerns about their job search. We’ve put together a list of the top three concerns parents have, and ways to overcome these challenges.
If you are a parent getting ready to start your job search and return to work, these tips will help build your confidence and ease your concerns.
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