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
Ask most people where they’d rank looking for a job and most would liken it to getting a root canal without the Novocain!
As a professional resume writer, career coach and teacher of techniques to ace interviews, I have oceans of empathy and compassion for all job seekers-especially recent college grads and the 45-55 year old crowd. Both groups are facing a variety of challenges in finding jobs that energize their passions and really use their talents and skills.
What follows are some tips that will get you noticed.
Be Crystal Clear About Your Job Search Strategy
This Piece of Paper Can Literally Change Your Life
Use a professional service! The best investment you can make is in yourself and if your cover letter and resume doesn’t impress the hiring manager within 15 seconds, you’re heading to the “do not call” pile. Realize that recruiters and hiring managers read countless resumes a day. This was part of what I did and I can assure you that it was a mind numbing experience. It’s all about selling yourself on paper and few job seekers know the nuances to make this happen.
Sidestep Emotional Landmines
So, chins up to all and best wishes for a successful search. No one ever regrets trying their best!