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Simple Job Searching Tips That Are Often Overlooked

By Mollye Taylor on PeopleCorner – Powered by PeopleScout

I could give job searching advice all day long. After all, I’ve been in the recruiting industry for the greater part of my career since graduating college. I’ll skip providing the math and exactly how long that’s been in an attempt to not feel old today. Let’s just say it’s been long enough to see the industry evolve from mailing in paper resumes to the LinkedIn-dominated world of marketing yourself professionally. Job searching can be a daunting process, especially if you haven’t had to do it in a long time. You may still think mailing in a resume is the best method (it’s not in case you were along those lines).

You can Google blog post after blog post, advice column after advice column, and consult expert after expert before you end up on the floor in the fetal position with angst due to the overwhelming amount of advice you’ll find. I’m not saying you shouldn’t do your research and make sure you’re following all the dos and don’ts of job searching (we have lots of great advice you should check out on this site!), but too often I think there are simple things that people overlook because of everything they’re trying to accomplish. Let’s take a step back and review the basics so you’re not missing some of the main checkmarks on your job search list that may be costing you a job…

 

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