How To Improve your Resume, Job Search & Interviews or Get a Tech Job
Getting a job by sending out resumes to employers is known as the push method because it depends on you pushing the employer to hire you!
The problem with the traditional method of getting a job is that everyone who is out-of-a-job is probably doing the same thing ... pushing their resumes to hiring managers or employers!
Getting hired in a competitive job market doesn't mean ... "do what other job applicants are doing" ... it means "do more than your competition!"
You need to raise the bar higher by getting employers to notice you or call you with job offers! This is also known as the pull method.
It's an enviable position to be in ... to have jobs referred to you instead of you chasing after them.
I've had that happen to me, it's happening for others and it can happen for you too!
You need to attract the attention of employers by taking actions that get you noticed or make you stand-out in comparison to others!
You may be thinking: "Why can't I just send-out lots of resumes and get hired using the tried and proven push technique?"
If your resume is 2 or 3 times better than your competition and your skills and experience are head and shoulders over everyone else's then you are okay to depend solely on your resume.
In the "dot-com bubble" or "I.T. bubble bust a lot of smart and talented IT professionals couldn't get jobs by sending out their resumes.
Employers were receiving an unheard of 500+ resumes from doctoral, post graduate and well certified IT professionals!
Some employers stopped hiring, some stopped checking their mailboxes and others resorted to more discreet hiring methods!
Because so many resumes were being pushed to employers, the value of a resume sent by e-mail was next to nil!
That was when I learnt the value of becoming a leader. So, I started my first leadership project and ended up with invitations to interview and work for two major organizations because I was noticed!
Don't put all your eggs in one basket by depending solely on your resume and online job postings!
The value of becoming a leader in your industry, is that you get hired through the back-door! That door that is left open for exceptional, talented or highly qualified job applicants only :-)
When you become an industry leader, employers are apt to call you with job offers and you're guaranteed to stand out in comparison to other job seekers!
The pull method depends on you working on projects, activities and problems that are important to employers even though you may not have a job.
You commit to solving problems specific to an industry or domain in a visible way!
Because you commit to solving business problems important to employers, you're likely to get noticed or get more consulting, coaching or employment requests.
If all you've been doing is "sending out resumes" and that hasn't worked too well for you ... then it's time to "change your approach" by demonstrating that you care!
Becoming a Leader means that you engage your down-time time in-between jobs more productively.
You work on getting hired by making yourself wanted, instead of mass mailing the same resume or a cosmetically improved version to employers!
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Specializing in a domain or industry raises your profile to that of an expert or highly-skilled resource. That's how you get more consulting, coaching or full-time employment offers.