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Talk about specific achievements!
Interviewers like to know how you felt about a particular success. Some will ask for specific examples of things you have done that you are particularly proud of; how you solved problems; how you learned - and improved - from difficult situations.
Excerpt from recent ABC news article -
Job Hunting: Tips to Get Your Foot in the Door
From Resumes to Networking, How You Can Maximize Your Chances
Sept. 10, 2008
With unemployment at a five-year high and the average job search lasting six months, it's easy to lose momentum. I've compiled some tried-and-true tactics to help keep your spirits and motivation up even when looking for work has got you down.
The average job search lasts about six months, but there are ways to maximize your skills while you navigate the system.
1) Set mini daily goals. If you wake up every morning saying, "Today I must get that job," you will go to sleep most nights feeling like a failure. Finding a job takes longer than you expect, so pace yourself. Break it down to manageable daily goals such as making five cold calls, setting up a coffee date with a former colleague (it's much cheaper than lunch), combing through new online postings on 10 different job sites, following up on previous applications, etc.
2) Submit a customized resume. I suggest using a
/design service in your area. With so much competition for jobs right now a great way to stand out is to really have a well written and
. Never use a one-size-fits-all document; customize it for the position you're applying for. Check for typos and spelling mistakes, which sounds so obvious, but I see them every day.
The days of very low unemployment have passed. Fortune magazine even ran a cover story on white-collar layoffs. It’s tough out there, and the competition for jobs is even tougher. On average, for every job opening 100 resumes are sent...
Great tip on how to get your small business on Google Maps.
For those of you whose small businesses isn’t listed on Google maps…Google’s Business Solutions is the first place you need to visit after reading this. I want to pass this information to other small business owners to help them. This is very important and will help you get more trafic to your business.
Here’s how to get listed on Google Maps:
- Visit Google’s Business Solutions here.
- Click on Get Listed on Google Maps here.
- At the bottom of the page click on I’m ready to help customers find me here.
- Follow the prompts…you’ll be able to add your company’s name, address, phone number, website address, hours of operation, what you sell, photos, and even multiple locations and coupons.San Diego jobs