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2014-03-08

Compel a Recruiter to Call You
If you want a job today you must provide compelling reasons for them to call you.

And what are the responses often heard from members?
  • No way!  I have a good resume … just no one calls me.

  • Impossible.  I have done a good job.  My resume tells all of it.

  • It’s age discrimination I tell you.  But my resume is very good.

  • Maybe my resume could be better but it’s good enough to get me hired.

  • Just too many people looking for too few jobs.  My resume is great!

We all have a level of self pride in the things we do.  I believe it’s not only normal but healthy and helps us achieve goals.


The problem becomes when our pride (and our resume is our professional self on paper) limits are self-assessment, because our resumes like other things we have done, also has to be good because WE did it ... WE created it.  It happened to me, it’s happening to others and it may be happening to you.  Like a new hired sales rep, we so strongly believe in the product we have to offer that we fail to understand what motivates the other person … the buyer.  And anyone in a career transition is a “new hired sales rep” whether we like it or not.  In our case, what will get the recruiter and hiring manager excited?  What motivates them to pick up the telephone and start calling you in for an interview?


Memphis recruiters repeatedly say 95% to 98% of the resumes submitted are “junk” or unqualified ... resumes submitted in the false hope of getting an interview using a resume that is NOT ON TARGET, ON MESSAGE AND PRISTINE are in fact DEAD ON ARRIVAL, a wasted effortSo how can you turn this around?

My first question to you is:  are you tired of resumes going out and not generating any phone calls?  The second question is: are you open to the idea that maybe there is something others are doing that you are not –OR- that you are doing something others know NOT to do?  The third question is:  are you open to exploring how your resume can do more for you by coming to a Saturday morning meeting?   As always, this is all free.  You can accept or reject anything you see or hear.  You can take action or inaction as you see fit.  But what if the lack of information is keeping you unemployed?  Is three hours of your time worth having a better shot at getting back to work?


Time, Place, Maps and Directions to the NEW Room

       TIME:

Second Saturday – March 08, 2014
9:00 AM (sharp) to Noon
 
PLACE:

Hope Church - Room 224 - 8500 Walnut Grove - Cordova, TN
See DIRECTIONS TO THE ROOM below.

        MAPS:
Map to Hope Church: http://HopePres.com/

    
DIRECTIONS TO THE ROOM:
·  Use the parking lot in the southwest area of the Church facing Walnut Grove in the 
     vicinity of Entrance 1 (area facing Walnut Grove and near the Power Lines)
·  Enter the Church using the doors on the RIGHT side of Entrance 1 (see illustration below)
·  Upon entry make two quick RIGHT turns where you will see stairs to the second floor
·  At the top of the stairs, turn RIGHT and go through the double doors.  Enter the first
    door on your RIGHT.  Walk down the hallway.  Room 224 is the second door on your LEFT.
 

  • MAP from Entrance 1 East Doors to Room 224 on 2nd Floor.
           
        
     Image Credit: Floor Plan - Hope Church and Mike Zurkammer