What should you be doing?
1. Know every company you apply to. If you haven’t at least spent half an hour looking around their website, don’t bother applying.
2. Customize every resume/cover letter. 99% of the information can be the same from job application to job application, but it’s that 1% that makes the difference.
3. Network, network, network. You are far more likely to find a good job through communicating with people you already know, or through their connections, then you are just sending your resume out to every company that has a job opening. Use those LinkedIn connections to find people who work for the company you are targeting.
4. Give a reason why you are sending an email or LinkedIn invitation to someone you don’t know. This reason should not be “I’d like to add you to my network.” Those get a delete.
5. Spell check. Enough said.
6. Treat your job hunt like a job. You’d expect to devote 40 hours a week to working, so devote that time to job hunting instead. The WSJ article made it sound like a big deal that the resume blasting service applied for 100 jobs a month. That’s a little more than 3 jobs a day. Divide that into an 8 hour work day and you’ll see that that is not that much effort.
Excelentes consejos, pensando en destacar alguno como importante de mi parte, me doy cuenta que todos son importantísimos. No dejes de seguirlos UNO a UNO!