5 Old Fashioned Job Hunting Tips that Just Don’t Work Anymore
For any job searcher, tips to improve the hunt and be more successful are widely available – just do an Internet search. Sometimes though, it’s harder to find tips that are relevant to current hiring situations. Here are a few tips that do work and five that are outdated and ineffective.
Five Tips to Ignore
- Stating the references are available upon request on a resume. Some people still do this and it only makes them look old fashioned. It is always going to be assumed that references can and will be provided if asked, so it does not need to be stated.
- List everything on your resume. This type of resume can come off as either disorganized or full of superfluous information. Even if you have 20 years of experience in a field, keep your resume down to about 3 pages max. Focus on the details that are particularly relevant to the position that you are applying for.
- After sending your resume, call to schedule an interview. As a job seeker, you don’t call the shots. If you try this, you may very well come off as looking pushy, which will only hurt your chances.
- Fax your resume. While faxing is still common, it is an older and less efficient technology and shouldn’t be your first choice in getting your resume into the hands of a recruiter.
- Include your GPA. Unless you are a college grad with no prior work experience, or it has been requested by the employer, don’t include your GPA. It’s usually not a consideration and recruiters aren’t always impressed by a high GPA.
Instead of trying tips that make you seem old fashioned, consider these tips:
- Make sure your social media profiles are appropriate for any audience.
- Use social media to connect with professionals in the industry you’re interested in.
- Get business cards to ensure you have the correct information for thank-you notes and following up after interviews.
At ADAM Personnel, we can help job seekers to update their strategies and move from suggestions that don’t work to current advice that gets the job.
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