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“Rejections are not unlike breakups,” says Marian Schembari of New York City. “I remember one time I was rejected from the perfect job and spent the day in bed like a love-struck teenager eating ice cream and watching movies. Maybe not the most productive way to spend my time, but it definitely made me feel better!”
Employers face “a deluge” of resumes when they post jobs, said David Perry, managing partner of executive search firm Perry-Martel International in Ottawa, Canada (he works mainly with U.S. clients), and co-author of “Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters.”
Where does that leave you? “If you’re unemployed, stop applying for jobs,” he said. “Start applying to companies. You want to be in a job pool of one, rather than 1,000 or 10,000. The way you do that is by targeting the companies.”
Many individuals are on the employment search trail right now and many have been around for long without much success. Although this is not always because of the lack of opportunities, though in some cases it proves to be a factor. Sometimes the bigger problem is within the job seeker whose strategy to the local job search is not enough to outperform competitors on the same trail too.
Alison Doyle of About.com shares Ten Time Saving Tips to Speed Up Your Job Search
Is your job search off to a slow start or getting stuck? Here are some quick time-saving job search tips that will help your hunt for a new job go smoothly.
Be Prepared. Have a voice mail system in place and sign-up for a professional sounding email address. Consider getting a separate email account to use for your job search, so you can stay organized. Put your cell phone number on your resume so you can follow up in a timely manner.
Be More Than Prepared. Always have an up-to-date resume ready to send – even if you are not currently looking for work. You never know when an opportunity that is too good to pass up might come along. If you’re not on LinkedIn yet, create a LinkedIn Profile and start making connections who can help you job search.
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