Job search 2014: What's in, what's out
Abridged: Tech Media Network
OGDEN, UT -- Change is the only constant today. Job seekers can gain an edge by keeping up with the latest job hunting trends, tools and tactics. To help those looking for work this year, Accountemps offers advice on what's in and what's out in the job search process for 2014.
Here's what's in: An executive summary on your resume that emphasizes your most relevant skills. Highlighting key accomplishments on your resume, such as how much time or money you saved a previous employer. Hiring managers want to see results. A concise cover letter that's targeted and relevant, and complements the information in your resume. Compelling social media profiles. Video interviews have become increasingly common. Multiple interviews. Get ready to meet with many people in a company before receiving a job offer. Emailed thank-you notes. Once considered a shortcut, a timely email is now a must.
Here's what's out: Objective statements on resumes. Lists of job duties on resumes. Long, cookie-cutter cover letters that only reiterate the information on your resume. Keeping a low profile on social media. Traveling for interviews. A single interview. It's less common these days to get a job after only one meeting with a hiring manager. Sending only handwritten notes. A note sent via post is still a classy move, but send an email first so you get the advantage of a timely response.