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Getting Your Resume in Front of a Hiring Manager

Suzanne Lucas, better known by her Twitter handle @RealEvilHRLady, aptly articulated a continual problem with job searching in the electronic age in a recent article, “Your Resume is Not the Problem.”

Sitting behind your computer and zapping your resume to dozens of black hole websites has a low likelihood of landing you an interview; you need to get your resume in front of a real person.

Where to start?

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Volunteering to Make a Leap

Every day, I talk with people who are doing volunteer work to fill their extra time while they look for new jobs.  It’s a great way to keep a routine, feel good, and give something back.  But most of them are overlooking another possibility – a leap to a new career.

I’m not talking about going to work for a non-profit, although some have done that, too.  I’m talking using volunteer experience to build skills for private industry or to test-drive a new career. Continue reading