We won’t see it unless you network
“When it comes to getting a job, who you know really does matter. No matter how nice your résumé is or how great your experience may be, it’s all about connections.” –HR director at a health-care facility. Try these 12 networking tips to get started.
Hand your résumé to someone outside of HR
“If you’re trying to get a job at a specific company, often the best thing to do is to avoid HR entirely. Find someone at the company you know, or go straight to the hiring manager.” –Shauna Moerke, an HR administrator in Alabama who blogs at hrminion.com
Focus on your résumé more than the cover letter
“People assume someone’s reading their cover letter. I haven’t read one in 11 years.” –HR director at a financial services firm. Find out more about when to include a cover letter and why.