If I had to take all of the mistakes that I see job seekers make and boil it down to one critical item, it would be this: Relying 100% on the resume. The resume alone is not enough to get you a job in most cases, and this is THE SINGLE BIGGEST MISTAKE THAT JOB SEEKERS MAKE. Yes, you need to have a great resume and the hiring manager will eventually read it, or at least most of it. However, doing nothing but firing off resumes online rarely gets anyone a job.

The path of least effort= the path of least results.

This also is where a resume writer or career coach can add tremendous value and save you a significant amount of time. My staff knows how to write a quality resume quickly. This saves you time so that you can focus on other aspects of your search and get your butt out there networking! If you join my VIP coaching program, Career Transformation, you will learn my three-step job search process and finally be able to create a comprehensive and effective job search strategy.

Just look at all of the things you have to do in your search that have nothing to do with your resume.

  1. Determining the right jobs for you
  2. Knowing where to find those jobs
  3. Finding people to contact at your target companies
  4. Tracking your results
  5. Mastery of interviewing skills 
  6. Networking
  7. Writing a LinkedIn profile
  8. Negotiating a fair salary

That's eight other things that your job search should consist of-besides the resume. Please don't reduce yourself to a piece of paper. You are more than that. Some people get lucky and get jobs from online job boards, it does happen. But most don't. If you can't win that game, play a different one!
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