Thursday, February 22, 2007

Being Noticed

I am always encouraging people to be as specific as possible about what they want so that people can help them. And yet we are so scared to do so.

I have just met with a friend of mine who is currently looking for a new job. A few weeks ago I asked him what he did. He told me he was a "Project Manager". I asked him what industry he worked in and he said "any".

He couldn't understand it when I laughed!

I encouraged him to tailor his CV to put specific industries in so that people would notice him. He changed his CV to say "Project Manager - Engineering". He immediately noticed that the number of hits on his CV on online job boards doubled and he is now due to go for a third interview next week.

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