Tag: Managing Your Job search

Using Your “Elevator Pitch” Correctly in Your Job Search

Job seekers are often told to have an “elevator pitch”, a concise summary of their core skills and accomplishments that they can deliver rapidly to anyone who will listen.  But used incorrectly, this little speech can kill your chances for further discussion, let alone finding a job lead.  Some tips for creating a pitch that will get you in the door, not kicked out of the building. Read More

Are Keywords Overrated?

There’s a lot of talk about keywords and how they can help your job search. Job seekers are told to load up their resumes with keywords so that applicant tracking systems (ATS) will “find” them.  In fact, some resumes feature a huge block of keywords.

The reality is that keywords are just one of many tools in your job search.  Here is where keywords bring the most benefit: Read More

Clear Goals = Better Networking

One of the principles of being highly effective is “Begin with the end in mind”. This is important advice in a job search. Being clear about where you want to end up will help you chart a course from here to there. Another strong reason for being clear about your goals is that it will make it easier for your network to help you. Here are some of the positive effects your clarity will have on your networking efforts: Read More