Very important article for everyone to read! Who doesn’t know someone who’s been laid off? And if you’re one of the five people in America who DOESN’T know someone YET, trust me…you WILL. So read up, take notes, and please…pretty, pretty, pretty please don’t ask “How’s the job hunt going?” It is the one question we all dread and, as the last two weeks have shown me, it’s the single most asked question. I can only assume people ask because it’s so typical in American culture to ask how your job is going…which I’ve also always kind of hated…so I can only assume people feel free to ask because they think that you’re job hunt is your new job…and it is…but the MAJOR difference is that most people engaged in job hunting aren’t in this position by choice so the question is a painful jab followed by some salt and lemon juice in the festering wound. Also, in case you haven’t noticed…job hunting REALLY sucks…more so than any crappy 9-5…even ones that involve copious verbal abuse and drama. Trust me, I speak from experience. If the jobless person brings it up, then it’s fair game…but otherwise, just don’t mention it-just stick to the list and buy us some drinks…as many as you can afford to.
Pretty standard stuff that you’ve probably heard before but still worth a peep if you’re dusting off the old resume. Can hurt to take a look a just refresh. If you’re like me, you don’t review your resume until you really need it again and end up editing it on the fly…never the way you want to handle it but often how shit gets done.
Lifehacker seems to be devoting a lot more time to job hunting-whether your jobless or just hating the job you’re in. I’m happy they are turning torward this topic but, unfortunately, it seems like a lot of these articles are old news and old tips. It amazes me that there is so little inovation when it comes to this topic. It just seems like the same story over and over again. le sigh. Still worth a read. There are some golden nuggets burried in the bullshit pile…
I have totally described myself as “Experienced, Detail Oriented, Successful and Excellent written communication skills”…looks like I’ll be editing the h-e-double hockey sticks out of my one-pager toot sweet!