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Week #42 October 16, 2020 - Thank You Notes That Get You Note-ist Your interviewer may have spoken with 10, 20 or even more candidates for the position. A brief, personalized thank you note will help keep you in the forefront of the recruiter or manager’s mind. Keep it brief—three sentences or so. As you craft your message be sure to touch on these…
Week #41 October 9, 2020 - LinkedIn — What’s the Big Deal? LinkedIn should be one of the most important tools in your job search toolbox. Its massive database can be mined for information and connections that will give you innumerable entry points into your target companies. This is what makes it such a powerful tool: 610 Million+ users (2020)—50% are active users and…
Week #40 October 2, 2020 - “Hi, I’m Chris Roberts” — Four Simple Tips for Your Elevator Pitch Elevator pitches are an important component of your job search. You will be networking with friends, acquaintances, industry peers, screeners, interviewers and casual encounters during your search. Your pitch should be carefully crafted to propel the conversation to the next level. Be direct and clear about…
Week #39 September 25, 2020 - Guerilla Marketing—Fed-Ex Your Resume to Ensure It Gets Immediate Attention Snail mail is fine for birthday cards but never trust something as important as your resume to the mailman. Too often it will languish in the company mailroom or gather dust in an assistant’s in-box. It is very likely that a next-day envelope gets delivered directly to the…