Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Job Hunting

By Nita Busby

Any activity that involves “hunting” seems to be a task requiring special equipment, special mentality, special goals, and perhaps special equipment to protect the hunter. Let’s take a look at that work “Job”:  It’s another term for “work” or “employment.” Hunting means narrowing the hunters’ thoughts to allow concentration on hunting success.

As a career transition coach there are several methods to be taught my clients, yet it’s the old-fashioned method that works the best.  “It’s not what you know; it’s who knows you.”

To explain: the resume and cover letter were at one time read carefully by the addressee – the human person, that is. But today, no, the resume and cover letter are now fed into a computer data base – no, no human reads it first – a PC does.

Then when a job opens, a key word search is performed on the PC data base of all the resumes, etc., in its system, and system clicks, so to speak, on the resume and or cover letter which have key words in it/them. Then an appointment is set up for the potential new employee.

Proof for sure it’s when an acquaintance knows you the job hunt is simplified.  Remember: it’s not what you know it’s who knows you that makes the job hunt less in need of protective gear. But have the resume and cover letter prepared by a professional so that the research regarding potentially valuable key words is brought to the hunter’s job searching success.

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