You have gone through all the tips you can get on resume writing and preparation and now you have what could be termed as the perfect resume.
What next? The purpose of your resume is to get you an interview with an employer. It can’t do that while it remains in a folder on your shelf. You have to get your resume to the right people so as to land an interview.
Many graduates and job seekers new to the employment market compile well written resumes but still fail to land interviews. This is because they do not know the secrets of resume distribution.
You must ensure that your resume reaches the right people. For this to happen there are several things that you have to do.
The first thing you should do when you finish compiling the final draft of your resume is to post it online. There are several job boards and other career and social websites that allow you to post your resume for free.
Posting your resume online allows many employers to access it, thus increasing your chances of getting employment.
Buy a newspaper and go through the classifieds; use the information they give about positions you may be interested in to modify your resume. Send your resume to as many organizations as possible.
You should also visit websites of companies that draw your interest and send them your resume.
Some positions may not be advertised and the company may simply go through the resumes that have been made available to them to select a candidate for the post. You may also want to carry several copies of your resume to distribute during a job fair.