As anxious as you may be to return to work after a layoff or to improve your working situation, you will hurt your chances if you set out to find “any job.” Here are four ways that an “any job” attitude undermines your job search:
- You cannot possibly research, write, and maintain strong resumes for “any job” that comes along. Resumes should be targeted for the job, using the keywords that appear in a company’s job posting and stressing the skills and education the job posting stresses.
- No matter how much you try to tweak your specific skills, education, and experience to fit any job, companies will see where they fall short.
- When you network you need to send a clear message about what your interests and abilities. The “any job” mentality muddies that message and makes it hard for your network to help you.
- No one can honestly show enthusiasm for every job in the world. Some studies suggest that a candidate’s enthusiasm during the interview is a determining factor in whether the candidate gets the job.
As a Master Career Director, Certified Electronic Career Coach, and Job and Career Transition Coach, I can help you focus your job search and your resume. Email me today.