Finding a Job in a Tough Economy
Posted Wednesday, Sep 23, 2009 by
Finding a job when employment is higher can sometimes be a frustrating and consuming process. This is often the time that job announcements will get hundreds of resumes.
Hiring departments make take longer to call and interviews may seem grueling. It’s possible not to get a single call out a large number of resumes mailed.
This could however be the time to buckle down and reason what every hiring manager is essentially looking for in a job candidate.
Hiring managers look for two things: a candidate that matches the job description and someone who can bring a little extra to the table. However, it can often be a challenge putting your skills on paper. Good advice might be to take stock of your skills and make a list of things you’re good at; whether they’re job related or not.
You can then whittle down the list to make sure you’re only offering the skills on your resume that are actually related to the position you’re applying for. It might not even be a bad idea to create several versions of your resume in order to highlight different aspects of your experiences.
Perhaps the most important thing to consider is the need to actually have the experience, training and skills when you walk through the employer’s front door. If you don’t have them, and you’re going through a period of down time, perhaps it’s time to consider retraining.
At WyoTech, we believe the right training can place you in a position to be competitive on day one if you’re interested in motorcycle technology, diesel technology, collision refinishing, automotive technology, marine specialist, residential HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, or electrician program training.
What you’ll find, like the thousands who’ve taken training at WyoTech, is an environment committed to you getting the education you need to compete when it comes time to launch a career.
Why not contact us today to find our more about the career tech school training that just might be the difference between having a career – and looking for a career.
We’re WyoTech, and we can help you turn pro.