The Boy Scouts motto is simple and to the point: Be prepared. And it applies, now more than ever, to those of us looking for work. You never know when you might bump into your next employer, and you may never get another chance to make a good impression.
Career Coach John E. Long, of Two Roads Resources, suggests you consider a two step strategy to make it easy to get your resume to anyone. First, Long says, you’ll want to make sure you have an account with LinkedIn.com.
“I cringe when I hear people talk about spending up to a thousand dollars or more to have a career services company develop a web based resume/portfolio,” he says. “Please save your money and create your own web based resume using a free Linkedin account.”
The next step is to put the link to your LinkedIn account on a business card, along with your name, contact information and a few key descriptions of your skills and experience. Carrying these “ProCards” with you at all times means you will never be at a loss when you meet someone important to your job search.
John shares more guidance on job hunting on his blog.
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