Thursday, January 14, 2010

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Researching the job market I found some interesting things. For some jobs less than one percent of applicants are even interviewed. Since most jobs are apply online these days it is easy to apply for dozens of jobs and for hundreds of people to apply for each job. Some of the recurring advice from my family, friends and the internet is to do something to put yourself in their sight. Call somebody, anybody at the company and ask questions, get your resume to the top of the list. Show up at an association meeting and talk to people. Get coffee where they get coffee.

On paper you may look great, but so do thousands of other people with your qualifications.

In person you may be mediocre, but you took the effort to show up when no one else or very few did.

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