Thursday, February 18, 2010

How to beat the odds

Yes, the job market stinks, no doubt about it.  You can beat the odds somewhat when applying for WAH jobs by enhancing your skill set.  In today's world it's all about the skills and certifications.  An easy way to stand out in the crowd is to show your skill set right up front.  Most of us have numerous skills, and I keep my resume skill set flexible.  If I'm applying for a bookkeeping position I emphasize my accounting skills whereas if I'm applying for a research position I'll focus on Internet search skills, etc.  If you are lacking a particular skills such as Excel, think about taking a course.  My local library offers computer classes free.  Most importantly keep applying, just because you applied to XYZ Company six months ago, doesn't mean you shouldn't apply again.  If you have not heard back from them, apply again or update your profile.

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