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Distributing your resume can be done in a variety of ways. The typical method of applying to a job posting you find online is one way, but not the only way. Sometimes a more aggressive approach is required and may land you better results in your job search. Attend local networking events that cater to your industry, profession, academic background, or interests. Networking doesn’t always have to take place at business or career-oriented events however - it can be done anywhere from coffee shops to classes, as long as you are willing to make it happen. Don’t forget that networking is a two-way street and you must be willing to help others advance in their lives also.


If you “strategize” your resume to each job you applied to, you’ll obviously have a number of different resumes. To avoid confusion be sure to create a list of your different resumes, including information such as who you sent each resume to, for which particular position, and when. It’s important to also manage your follow-up routine. If you haven’t heard back for a long time after applying either online or giving your resume to someone in person, follow up to find out what happened. You will be surprised at how often a simple follow-up phone call or email will lead to an interview you wouldn’t have otherwise gotten.


There are many articles regarding resume writing online, and sometimes one article’s advice will contradict another’s. The important thing is you try everything because other than a few common tips and guidelines, there’s no piece of advice that will bring positive results every single time for your job search. The best thing to do is to experiment with different tactics every time and keep track of how many responses you get from your resume submissions.

What resume writing tips of your own would you add? Comment below and share your thoughts on this article.

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