1. Never send your resume and cover letter to the HR department Deal direct! Send it to the CEO of the company. The CEO is the most important person in the company and an important person to have on your side. If you impress the CEO you definitely have one foot in the door, he or she will forward your résumé to HR, helping you stand and stand a chance of getting an interview.
2. Stop sending Word résumés as a file attachment.
Sometimes these get caught in email spam filters. It can be advised to place your résumé in the base of the email so it can be read from a smartphone.
3. Cover letters should be personalized & brief
Be specific in the cover let; tell the company what you’d like to do for them and what exactly you offer. Sell yourself, without sounding clichéd
4. Create a Web résumé through WordPress. It’s free, and it will make you stand out from thousands of other job seekers. Your Web résumé should have these tabs: home, résumé, testimonials, contact.
5. Write a hand written thank you card after the interview
This adds a personal touch
6. Don’t loose hope if you are not hired.
Brush it off and move on. This serves as a lesson for your next job interview.
7. Go into business for yourself.
Can’t find a job, but know you have amazing skills and the ability to provide excellent service? Start your own business, be your own boss. Some confidence, an idea and loads of hard work, will lead to your success.