This is part 2 of our 10 part series of Job Hunting Tips posted on Mondays and Thursdays. Let us know if you have any questions, and happy job hunting!
4) Target your resume, and be prepared. You should personalize your resume for each position before you apply, and if you can, tailor it for your potential employer as well. This can help a potential employer determine if you will be the right fit for their company. Don’t forget to familiarize yourself with your resume because you would never want to look like you are lying in your interview, even if you’re not. Also, always be prepared with a resume on hand (physical, and digital) - you never know who you may bump into.
5) Proofread. Don’t forget to look over your resume after you’ve completed the document - and I’m not talking about using the automated spell check. Go for a walk or do something for a couple hours after you’re done, and look over it again to see if you have missed any grammar and formatting errors after Round 1 of editing. Read aloud to omit any awkward sentences. There is no magic number to determine when your resume will be perfect, but get one or two other people to read it over for any mistakes before you forward it to your potential employer.
6) Your new elevator speech. You should already have a prepared elevator speech to showcase your personal brand, but alter it to leverage your job hunting. Consider a line about the value that you’d be able to offer a company, or a new idea you’d like to see implemented within your organization.