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What I hear missing from this conversation is the personal side of job searching.
A job hire in today's market is not a transaction by a company - it is a risky investment and the job seeker's role includes assuaging that risk.
Get off the keyboard and put yourself out there. Be the solution to their need, ask people for help that know you, be confident in the things that you are good at & that you know you can do well for a targeted company.
The hard part is being heard/noticed and that rarely happens thru a computer-generated stack of files. It happens through networking, a personal cover letter perhaps, and by putting yourself out there (even to companies that are not hiring), everywhere that makes sense.
Finding a job is hard work: you have to really throw yourself in it and manage it like a project with lots of different elements.
Hope my comments help.
posted 2 years, 1 month ago
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