Does your current resume begin with a generic objective statement telling the reader what type of jobs you are looking for? Let me guess that it reads something similar to this: “I am seeking the opportunity to expand my skills, knowledge and experience in a challenging professional environment. I am honest, reliable, eager to learn and open to tackling a range of tasks….
I recently “Googled” my name (It was a slow day in the office!) and found an assortment of results come up that I didn’t even realise were out there and visible to the public. Social media sites, registries I created, and websites that I’ve registered on and long forgotten about. When it comes to job searching, employers are now able to see more about our personal lives than ever before through the internet. This can either help or hurt us when it comes to applying for jobs
Life is tough for the recent graduate. It seems like no one is willing to even give you a chance to prove yourself. And with so many job candidates out there you’re competing with, why should they? But trust me, having a chip on your shoulder won’t help you get the job you’re after