Looking to get a job in 2010? You can improve your chances of getting hired with our inside guides to the best job hunting websites, must-know job hunting tips and overview of professional social networking strategies. But a word to the wise as well – don’t send out a resume without remembering these three essential pieces of advice:
- Firstly, when it comes to quantity versus quality, the latter always wins. Always. Thusly, don’t spend your time impersonating a scud missile launcher, firing off ad hoc resumes and peppering the landscape with half-cocked profiles, but never really hitting your target. Instead, remember that while you may have become bored or fatigued or disenchanted with the job-seeking process, the folks who may potentially hire you don’t want to know about it.
- Secondly, though we can’t underscore the importance of reaching out and touching someone, try to refrain from committing one of the most abhorred Internet sins of all: Spamming, or going overboard in terms of repeated efforts towards making outreach. You’ll know a true spam from a legit email or message by that little trickle of sweat forming on your brow as you concoct it.
- Lastly, keep up your appearance – and that includes your virtual presence – even if you’re currently employed. You never know when the bell shall toll for thee, or a dream job is just one click away on the horizon.