Editor’s Note: This guest post is a follow up to “Dude Where’s My Job? Episode 1 – Where to Look,” “Dude Where’s My Job? Episode 2 – Networking Revisited,” and “Dude Where’s My Job? Episode 3 – Your Resume.” We hope you find these posts helpful and enjoyable. After my last helpful post about how there’s no real rhyme or reason to how you throw your resume together, I’m sure you’ve been on the edge of your seat waiting to hear my advice on cover letters. These are the most irritating part of the application process. They are time-consuming, and while
When you read this title, you probably thought “Oh good, someone is finally going to tell me the formula for writing the perfect resume.”
The only person who knows exactly what will impress the hiring manager is the hiring manager, but here are some simple steps you can take to set yourself apart for the rest of the world.
“If you could go back in time and have a conversation with yourself at 17, what would you tell yourself?”
I thought of a couple of things.
Actually, I thought of hundreds of things I could have told myself, but narrowed it down to four for your convenience.
I’ve already briefly mentioned the importance of networking, but I wanted to go into a little more detail. The hardest part about the job hunt is getting your foot in the door. Then all you have to do is prove you’re not incompetent.
P.S. If you’re incompetent then it’s all pretty hard. Have you thought about the circus? Not like Cirque du Soleil, but an actual circus. You could be like an elephant feeder or something.
I’m gonna use some declarative sentences to drive the point home.
Congratulations on completing your post-secondary education that was supposed to make you super-employable.
Remember, rejection is part of the process. It’s like dating, but you don’t waste time sending drunk text messages to businesses that didn’t call you back… if you did, that’s probably why you’re unemployed…wait….is that why you’re single?