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Looking for a job?

job search tip yellowGet your family and friends involved!

Make your job search a team effort by telling your family and friends that you are searching for a job.

It is important to have a strong support system. They can be there to cheer you on in victory, or pick you up if you’re feeling down. Furthermore, your support team can keep an eye out for any job opportunities they come across.

Keep in mind, every person you know is a potential contact. Following are some ideas of who you can involve in your job search:

  • Family members
  • Friends
  • People in your address books (hard copy, e-mail, and social media)
  • Your Christmas card list (or comparable)
  • Co-workers from past jobs
  • People you know at the gym, physical trainer, or sports teams
  • Neighbors
  • People who come to do work at your home
  • Clerks you know at stores
  • Barber, hairdresser, manicurist, etc.
  • Waiters, waitresses, restaurant managers
  • Your doctors and their staff
  • Religious associations
  • Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, or any other group you belong to

I’m sure you’ve got the picture!

Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you in creating or updating your job-winning resume. ~ Michelle Cook Kaufmann, Resume Writer

Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it.  ~Author Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Can a gap in employment cost you an interview?

Hiring managers have become increasingly more understanding when they see a gap in employment history on a resume, do to the current economic climate. What was once considered a major red flag, has become more of a non-issue these days.

Even so, in an effort to appear engaged while job searching, stay actively involved in your home and/or community during any absence of employment. This activity can be included on your resume to fill in gaps.

Following are a few options to consider:

  • Community volunteer work.
  • Caring for an ill family member. 
  • Launching a business or helping someone else launch a business. 
  • Consulting or freelance work. 

Most important, always tell the truth on your resume and in interviews. Employers tend to verify work history and you wouldn’t want a lie to come back to haunt you. It could cost you a job.

Are you building a new resume, updating an old one, composing cover letters, or looking for general job search information? Contact MCK Resume Services for assistance: (727) 278-4367