Monday, December 08, 2008

job searching notes - keep 2 docs

One of series of tips from a local networking group of folks who are or have been at one time looking for new work. These are considerations; one might provide a disclaimer that the mileage on these suggestions may vary. Through the sharing and collaboration, these may at least spark some useful thought process that will ultimately lead you to a successful position.

Write your cover letter for the position being applied for. Keep two resume documents. One with your "master" listing, all the details so you can talk to the specifics as you need to. One with the short story; the "readers digest" version, highlighting the relevant points for this application. What you have done that supports your case for this position.