Don Benenson, SPHR, is the owner of MVP Resumes. He has over 30+ years of corporate HR experience and happily helps clients with resume preparation and interviewing skills. He can be reached at
631-428-5877 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why is it that the likelihood of meeting someone who is truly fulfilled at their job is about the same as bumping into Beyoncé in the produce aisle at Stop & Shop?
Let’s face it folks-there are a boatload more people stuck in jobs that at best are a means to an end versus those who are flourishing in jobs where they are fulfilled. If you’re in the stuck group, then it’s time to make a New Year’s resolution to get you’re act together and get yourself a new gig.
I'm going to give you a simple plan of attack to help you. Let’ s say it’s my GIFT to all job seekers.
G – Get Your Resume And Cover Letter
I – Intelligently Identify Appropriate
F – Focus on Quality not Quantity
• What would be in a job post that matches up well to what I have on my resume?
By doing this analysis you can quickly identify the job posts you should apply for. Don’t be shy about applying for stretch jobs. Many employers prefer applicants that don’t have a “perfect” background. They’d rather train a person to do things their way than break the work habits of someone who might have a “been there-done that” mindset.
T – Tune up Your interviewing Skills
Both the telephone interview and face to face interview processes are becoming increasingly challenging. No longer are applicant’s being asked general questions or drilled on entries on their resumes. You need to research your perspective employer, research their industry and prepare yourself to come across as a doer and difference maker. Oh, and please stop trying to figure out what the right answers are to interview questions. There are no right answers; there are just your answers.
I hope all job seekers get the jobs they want and deserve in 2016.