"Doing more of what doesn't work won't make it work any better."
Author, Charles J.Givens
Hard to argue with those words of wisdom. If you've sent out a hundred resumes for positions that you know you are qualified for, and haven't received even the hint of interest, could be it's time to kick it up a notch. Rather than worry about whether the recruiter prefers Arial or Garamond, a one or two pager, likes white paper or cream, or prefers the old-fashioned Objective Statement or up-to-date Professional Profile, concentrate on focusing in on how your skills and knowledge have impacted performance and profits. Money and productivity trumps all - after all that's what drives business.
If you've been invited to a few interviews, but have not been offered a position, I'd say it's time to revisit your interview skills. There are easy to use, seldom discussed strategies to "sell" yourself, and they have nothing to do with asking leading questions, asking open-ended questions, leading the person to a forgone conclusion - no sales tactics needed! It's all about knowing what the interviewer needs to hear from you and devising answers that include this information.
In the internet age, advice and samples sprout out of every website, but are they all reliable, can you be confident that you're making reasoned decisions? Is the advice from people whose expertise counts?
My clients land interviews and job offers, and thus I am confident that my advice benefits their career management strategies. Email me for a free copy of an article on "kicking it up a notch" for great advice on resume strategies. And you wouldn't regret purchasing an hour of Interview Coaching, which includes my 34-page E-book.
Your career is yours to manage, but you must actively manage, not passively wonder why no one is hiring you.