7.06.2012

Keys to a Job Search

Effort, is the key when you are finding a career.
Clarity, is the key when you are writing a résumé.
Organization, is the key when you are writing a cover letter.
Clean, is the key to your voicemail message, social media tools and clothing.
Persistence, is they key to obtaining a job.

When people tell me that they can't find a job, my first thought although almost never said aloud is yeah right. Really? If I could scream at them and it be socially acceptable, I would. 

Via


My response would be something like (in a perfect Kate world):

How amazing is your résumé? Do you submit it on résumé paper?
Where have you applied for jobs?
Have you called everyone in the phonebook where you want to live and asked them if they have any available jobs?
Have you asked your family and friends to be on the lookout for jobs?
How many résumés have you hand delivered?
Is your résumé and cover letter tailored to each individual job?
How many networking events have you gone to?
How many hours a day do you dedicate to finding a job?

I used to work in a career center were I loved helping people obtain jobs and internships, and getting into graduate programs. I am very passionate about the whole process. On one occasion a man came in to ask for help, and I kept on correcting his résumé to the point where he picked it up and threw it in the trash can and said why don't we just start from scratch. Not kidding.

Needless to say I am brainstorming, and my entrepreneur spirt is kicking in. First though, I want to do some market research. I want to see how many people would be interested in getting help with their résumé and overall career advice. So, if you think this would be a good idea, please comment below or send me a private email at revelrey@gmail.com.





3 comments:

  1. I think it's a great idea!!!

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  2. I really appreciate your confidence in your experiences but I have a husband who has been under employed for over two years and though he continues to do all of the things you describe week after week we experience radio silence on the interview front. What is your response to people who have done all of the above, applied to over 100 jobs, followed every lead, and still come out without a job? It is a lot harder than you may think, especially if you're not the one living through it.

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  3. @Bekuh Thank you for your very real response. It is true. Job searching is extremely hard and it sounds like your husband has been trying very actively to find one. I do believe that each job search and candidate for jobs is different. Therefore, I would love to help you and your husband with his job search. Tell him to send me an email at revelrey@gmail.com and I give him some unique searching tips, resume advise and networking contacts. Thank you and I am looking forward to working with you.

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