How To Get Noticed – Job Hunting Secrets For Career Changers

Anyone who has been job searching using traditional methods – applying online, submitting resumes, responding to advertisements, etc. – knows you rarely even get an acknowledgment. There’s a reason people joke about a resume black hole. Employers are seeking something that simply doesn’t exist: “perfect” candidates, ideally someone with direct experience in the role they’re being hired for, preferably at a competitor.

Unfortunately, that means many talented candidates get overlooked. If you’re seeking to make a career change, switch roles, transfer among industries, or re-enter the workforce, you’re likely… [Read more at Forbes.com]

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Debra Feldman is the JobWhiz™, a nationally recognized executive talent agent and job search expert. Connect with her through her website, on Twitter @Debra_Feldman, Facebook or LinkedIn.