Market Yourself

The best method to use when marketing your experience, knowledge, and abilities in today’s competitive career market is to expose your skills professionally. Personally, I believe job boards are watered down and flooded. Statistics show that about 5 – 10 percent of job seekers obtain careers through job board ads. I’m not discrediting job boards such as Career Builder or Monster, I’m just recommending to use more job search channels than registering with job boards and sitting back for results.

There is a overwhelming amount of people who use job boards to find careers. Each Internet job board receives thousands of resumes per day; can you imagine what they do with the majority of resumes received? What would you do? In some cases, they have already found a candidate but have yet to remove the announcement. Again, it’s not a waste of your time, just use other avenues.

Along with registering on job boards: create a profile on local, state, and federal government websites. Visit Government Contracting company websites and other company websites to develop your profiles. Use all available resources to obtain your goal of starting a career.

Of course, set yourself up for success by creating a resume that stands out from the competition. Its easier said than done but in your resume: show Action, Accomplishments, Achievements. More than often, candidates record what they were responsible for and what they were in charge of which is probably true, but what did you do? Employers are interested in transitional skills and how you can provide similar Actions, Accomplishments, and Achievements for them. After the development process, it doesn’t stop there. Have your resume critiqued: a friend, a trusted colleague, or a co-worker can do this. The goal is to gain a different perspective of how someone else views your skills. The job search industry is fast-pace, don’t get left behind. Contact Ready To Go Resumes for your personal copy of website listings, categorized by state, contracting, and overseas companies. Add the word “Listings” to your message. Start Here

Jeruard Anderson

Author Jeruard Anderson

Jeruard's experience comes from Logistics, which he carries a Masters degree in. He is a Veteran of the Army and has spent several years working over seas for the Federal Government. His background is extremely valuable for the government sector.

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