How to Get a Job Fast
Have you been looking for a job without success? Have you been applying for jobs and you are not called for an interview? And you keep asking yourself, “why am I not getting a job interview?” This can be frustrating. Possibly you might have been advised that all you need to do is to acquire more skills or get additional qualifications. Well, this advice is good as it can actually increase your chance of getting a job.
But let the truth be told. Having the requisite qualifications and skills may not be enough to get a job these days as the competition in the labour market is increasingly becoming tenser. Have you ever considered how many applications you have written for jobs that you knew you were very qualified for and you were not invited for the interview? If you were able to follow up on some of the jobs you applied for without any positive result, it would shock you to realize that the successful candidates may not have the qualifications or level of skills that you have.
One of the reasons that may be responsible for you not getting a job interview is that your resume is not professionally crafted. Before a recruiter sees or meets you, it is your resume that the recruiters will see first. Your resume is what will sell you to recruiters. A lot of job seekers believe that they can just copy and paste their resume online as long as it matches their qualifications and skills. What they don’t know is that thousands of other job seekers are doing the same thing. Imagine you are a recruiter going through resumes to shortlist candidates for a particular job. And all you see are almost the same information save that the names of the candidates are different. I believe that you already know what the decision of the recruiter will be.
I believe in good products but ironically, it is not always the best product that sells most. For a product to sell in the marketplace, a lot of effort needs to be invested in marketing the product. In the same way, you need to see yourself as a product. Without proper marketing, it may be difficult for you to get your dream job.
How do you market yourself? Just as I mentioned before, your resume is your marketing tool. It makes sense if you allow a professional resume writer to craft your resume for you. A good resume writer knows what recruiters are looking for. Therefore, he can help you spice up your resume to attract the attention of recruiters.
He understands the template that is right for you and what the length of your resume should be based on the level of your experience. Most especially, he understands the keywords to use so that your resume can pass Automated Tracking System (ATS) being used by many recruiters to sieve job applicants.
While I am not totally against using free resume builder websites to create a resume, you should understand that millions of job seekers are using the same method. If you actually want your resume to stand out from the crowd, I think it makes sense to engage a professional resume writer.
Though a resume writer will charge you a fee, he can actually help you shorten your job search period.