Yes, the economy is bad. Yes, jobs can be hard to find. But, what can you do about that, you are telling yourself. You can’t help the economy, but you can help yourself out by marketing yourself in the best possible light so that you will be standing above the rest when it comes to the job you are really passionate about getting.
Because jobs can be few and far between, it is important to search for the jobs that mean something to you, that fit your skills. It will actually make your job search easier when you try for something you already have experience in. Plus, you will have a lot of information to put on your executive resume.
The following are some handy tips that will guide you to success:
- Job Search – Focus only on jobs that you really want. If you mass-post your resume to a lot of sites, chances are you will get interviews but maybe not the ones you really like. Then you will psyche yourself out and take a job you may not like at all while missing the one you really wanted.
- Your Own Blog – In addition to an executive resume, build your online presence with a blog. This is an excellent way to showcase your skills. Start a blog at and write on your experience, the work you have done in the past and jobs you would like to have. You can then link that blog to your social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. This will bring recruiters to your door. Just make sure you are pulling in the right jobs for you.
- Workplace skills – Not only is it important to have the expertise that your resume reflects, you also need to make sure that your personality skills and experience shine as well. Because the job market is tough right now, it is more important than ever that your office demeanor skills are pristine. Make sure you can showcase problem solving skills, conflict resolution skills, a positive attitude and an engaging personality. And dress well for your job, too.
Dust off your resume and clean it up. Highlight the most important aspect of you and your skills. You will be surprised at how many job offers you will start receiving.