Seeing the Forest for the Trees on the Job Hunt

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It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that some “silver bullet” is going to be the answer to job seeking success. More often than not, job hunters think the big solution lies in a well-crafted résumé. “If only I had the perfect résumé,” they think, “I would be able to get a job in no time!”

I don’t dispute the importance of a well-written résumé that highlights a candidate’s accomplishments and demonstrates the value that would be brought to a company. However, focusing on only one thing misses the bigger picture. Like a diversified job search strategy that uses multiple avenues to find opportunities, what you bring with you on the job hunt to represent you needs to be equally mixed.

In addition to your fabulous résumé, do you have:

If not, what steps will you take to ensure that you are not missing the bigger picture with your job search materials?

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