I’m a big fan of FINS.com and you should be too. If you’re unemployed and you’re not over at that site – what are you waiting for – get over there.
That said, I saw this piece at AOL.com and it was provided by FINS.com.
I thought this was a really good advice piece over there. The title is a little off center because her advice has less to do with resumes per se, and everything to do with how to manage the application process. That said, Kelly Eggers does provide some good tips on how to stay engaged in the application process.
As for actually writing an effective resume, check out the job – resume postings here or the resume page here. Also, you always check out Donlin and Perry’s Guerrilla Resume program for a top-notch and compelling resume.
In the meantime, head over and read the balance of this article at AOL.com – it’s good.
Seven Ways to Keep Your Resume Out of the Trash
If your resume and cover letter seem to be lost in the black hole of job applications, you’re not alone. In a 2009 survey of 10,628 job seekers conducted by New York-based executive recruiter FPC, 42% said not getting a response to their resumes was their biggest frustration.
While not all hiring managers are the same, we gathered a few common suggestions from staffing agents and career coaches on following up with non-responsive recruiters that may help get the feedback you’re looking for.
Job seekers need to appease the recruiter on this one. It may seem unfair, but in the end, they’re in charge of hiring you and you need to play by their rules.
2. Provide something useful – remember it’s all about what they need and how you can help them. And it’s good advice to follow-up with useful information versus the standard “so where do I stand now” email.4. Try not to sound desperate – yes, times are tough and this is hard, but think about it… Who gets the girl, or guy? It’s not the desperate. Don’t be desperate.6. Don’t assume the worst – just because you haven’t heard from them in 2 weeks means nothing in an of itself. This goes hand in hand with her tip on timeline. The timeline belongs to the company and you need to go with that. Always be positive until you know otherwise, then move one. But don’t self-eliminate yourself.