How to Avoid the Resume Rabbit Hole: Top 10 Tips

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  1. 1. How to Avoid the Resume Rabbit Hole h t t p : / / e n d e a v o r i n g b l o g . c o m
  2. 2. How to Avoid the Resume Rabbit Hole Tip #1: Look for positions within driving distance for interviews, or at most a short plane flight away. h t t p : / / e n d e a v o r i n g b l o g . c o m
  3. 3. How to Avoid the Resume Rabbit Hole Tip #2: Provide a chronological resume with your work history clearly framed. Do not omit dates. h t t p : / / e n d e a v o r i n g b l o g . c o m
  4. 4. How to Avoid the Resume Rabbit Hole Tip #3: Make sure you have all the objective requirements e.g. the required degree, the required years of experience, any certifications, and any relevant skills listed. h t t p : / / e n d e a v o r i n g b l o g . c o m
  5. 5. How to Avoid the Resume Rabbit Hole Tip #4: Determine, realistically, how well your resume would stand up against other resumes. If you are short of the desired skills, it wont be worth your effort to apply. h t t p : / / e n d e a v o r i n g b l o g . c o m
  6. 6. How to Avoid the Resume Rabbit Hole Tip #5: Save your network for the right opportunity. An information interview will not remove objective requirements. h t t p : / / e n d e a v o r i n g b l o g . c o m
  7. 7. How to Avoid the Resume Rabbit Hole Tip #6: Dont price yourself out of the market. Match your salary requirement to the market, plus or minus 5% of the mid- range. http://endeavoringblog.com
  8. 8. How to Avoid the Resume Rabbit Hole Tip #7: Better to take a temporary role and continue your job search than to apply for lesser roles, if you hope to be compensated at a more senior rate. h t t p : / / e n d e a v o r i n g b l o g . c o m
  9. 9. How to Avoid the Resume Rabbit Hole Tip #8: Include the best phone number to reach you; one attached to voice mail that is set up and not full. I cannot reach you & cannot leave a message, you are making it too hard for me. h t t p : / / e n d e a v o r i n g b l o g . c o m
  10. 10. How to Avoid the Resume Rabbit Hole Tip #9: Check email regularly and use an email address I can recognize easily e.g. First.Last77@gmail.com. My email box is full. Dont be hard to find. h t t p : / / e n d e a v o r i n g b l o g . c o m
  11. 11. How to Avoid the Resume Rabbit Hole Tip #10: Send the recruiter a thank-you note to expressing your appreciation. Kindness costs nothing and is always remembered. h t t p : / / e n d e a v o r i n g b l o g . c o m