[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (4 children)

While this might seem to be the way to go about job searching when you already are employed, I can't really see how this would work out for a currently unemployed person. You're significantly cutting down your job scope with this approach and it might take a little longer than average to land one. Some people cant afford the financial burden of being unemployed anymore and take the first job that is offered. Good advice nonetheless.

[–]almithani[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Agree that if you are offered a job and need the money, you should probably take it. You have to eat. You can then take your time in finding your dream job, or try to turn your current job into a fulfilling one.

However, if you have NO offers, I still recommend trying an unconventional approach. The conventional approach (Monster, Indeed, etc) is a game where the deck is stacked against you. Standing out EVEN A LITTLE BIT makes a huge difference.

Thanks for the feedback =)

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Yup, I'm actually using this approach right now and it makes job-hunting so much less painful. Mostly because you're not draining yourself to blast out resumes and fill forms all day, but you're actually going in-depth into a company. Can't really say though, cause I have a job that I can fall back on so that definitely helps with the mentality that if I don't get interviewed, It's no big deal at all.

[–]almithani[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

That's awesome! Which companies are you targeting, if you don't mind my asking?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm trying for Finance and Data Analytics kind of positions, but I'm trying for bigger corporations and banks to get a foot in the door like Wells Fargo, McGraw-Hill and insurance companies. The company I work for now is small so there's little room for advancements. I'd honestly be panicking and be terrified if I'm unemployed and job-hunting. Extremely stressful even when already having a job. Absolutely hate it.

[–]MarxIzalias 1 point2 points  (5 children)

The only thing I can add to this is: Make sure your CV is word processed.

If you email it as .doc it needs to have the fonts embedded, spelling and grammar proofing turned off and has no; tables, spaces or multi tabs for layout. Use styles and themes! As a person who checks CV designs, the formatting marks can be turned on.

If you think you can send a .pdf, don't be shocked if you don't hear anything back, it's common practice to bin them.

[–]almithani[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Interesting about the PDF, I've never heard that before.

I have successfully gotten interviews using a pdf resume (it was a more "creative resume" and so I used photoshop and pdf was necessary), but it was for a smaller company, so maybe they didn't have the automatic pdf-deleting process.

Thanks for the info!

[–]Ikarise 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I've always heard PDF is the way to go. Hmm.

[–]almithani[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It probably depends on the company. The last one I successfully interviewed for accepted TEXT ONLY resumes.

[–]numb_doors 0 points1 point  (1 child)

why do you said they bin PDFs?