Getting in the Employers Door

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jun 6, 2011 in , , | No Comments

A few suggestions are very bold moves, but remember, we’re in an unusual job market.

The following are quotes from experts to assist you in your job search…

“Now is not the time to say, ‘Either I’m getting my dream job or forget it.’ Ask how you can get a job doing something you like doing, that pays a decent wage, teaches [you] skills, and lets you make connections, so that when the economy gets better, you can be promoted or get the job you really want.”-Trudy Steinfeld

“Work your way around the system. Call the person you want to see from your cell phone outside the building, say you’re downstairs, and ask if he/she can give you just a few minutes. Don’t go on the job boards until after dinner. Use the daylight hours for more productive activities.”-John Challenger

“The computer scans your resume, then grades it on points of similarity, so if the ad asks for five to seven years of experience and you say you’ve got 15 years, the computer will take off points. As a result, you probably won’t even make the short list.”-Cheryl Lynch Simpson

“Networking is not the most important thing. It’s the only thing.”-Dennis Garritan

“Bring the people in your network information they can use to do business better. Networking is a two-way street.”-Mark Anderson

“Practice the three p’s: polite, persistent, pings. Stay in consistent contact with employers and people in your network. A no now doesn’t mean a no forever.”-Debra Feldman

“Retirees returning to work part-time might consider working only for salary if they already have health benefits through a former employer or through a spouse.”-Katharine Hansen