Your “new beginnings” job search checklist
One of the first things I ask a new client is to show me their resume, so I can check it out before our first official session. Since I’m seeing it fresh for the first time (something NOT true for the client), I watch my own reactions and make notes. (Having been a hiring manager & resume screener helps, too.)More often than you can imagine, I find serious mistakes — or at least things that are working against their chances to find a good job. These are often things that they just can’t see for themselves. And it’s not just typos. Sometimes it’s a picture they’ve created that doesn’t connect well (or at all) to the job they want.And this extends well beyond the resume, into the interview room and even to other things that people just don’t (or can’t) see for themselves. But, of course, this is not what they do for a living. So here are some tips from my own experience I’ve found quite helpful in rebooting a job search!