5 pieces of advice to ignore while searching for jobs in Seattle
You’ve probably been told to keep your resume to one page. Your resume reflects why you are best qualified for and deserving of the proposed position. If you’ve had extensive work experience, don’t sacrifice highlighting your skills, talents, and expertise just to cram everything onto one sheet of paper. Your resume should be tailored for the specific job you are applying for, and each job description should emphasize the talents that you have developed and will bring to the proposed role.
A great resume will get you hired.
It’s vital to focus on using your resume to get an interview. “Your resume doesn’t need to be in chronological order or even include every job you’ve had. Your resume is a marketing tool, use it — along with your phone — to get an interview. A great attitude and interview gets you the job, not the resume. Recognizing the different stages of the hiring process is critical to creating a tool that works well for its intended purpose.”
Send a post-interview thank-you note.
Instead, send a strategic follow-up letter indicating why you are an excellent candidate, it should be a response to the asked or un-asked question: why should we hire you?
Follow your passion.