July 9, 2009 | Barb Carr

Where Oh Where Has Your Resume Gone? (A Quick Tip on Getting It Noticed Faster!)

Is your resume buried on Monster.com, Careerbuilder or Yahoo’s HotJobs?

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Are you getting notifications from job boards that have nothing to do with your skills and talents?

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According to comScore Media Metrix, 22.9 million unique visitors searched for work on job boards, up from 37% just one year earlier. How can you get your resume at the top of the pile?

Look up a prospective employers’ website to see if they have online career pages. “Companies say they are scaling back advertising on online job boards, which saves them money . . . The developments mean job seekers may have to change tactics.” (“Beyond the Job Boards: Targeting the Source,” The Wall Street Journal, July 2, 2009). Brainstorm companies you are interested in that fit your experience and goals, and find out if they accept applications through their websites. Many job hunters send their resumes to positions on job boards that they really aren’t qualified for, creating more work for employers to weed out those who are . . . a better alternative is to do a little research yourself and send your application directly through a company’s site so that it gets noticed faster.

The Job Boards have their place, but if that’s all you’ve been pouring your effort into, you are probably missing out on some great job opportunities!

For more ideas about new approaches to finding the best jobs, sign up for the Career Development Best Practices Track at the 2009 TapRooT® Summit. And don’t forget, many employers are seeking TapRooT® skills — the 2-Day Equifactor® Equipment course, 2-Day TapRooT® course and Advanced course that are offered Pre-Summit will super charge your resume. And, if you enroll in the 2-Day course as well as Career Development Track, you’ll save $200.

This year is half over! Don’t wait until the New Year to make yet another resolution to fast track your career, register for the Summit today!

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