I was sent this email earlier this week about ways that you may sabotaging yourself in your career, and I thought it was very interesting to share. Here are a couple of short points that you can easily change in your career pursuit that can led you to be more successful. Two things that may be sabotaging your job search:
- Is your email professional? It is fun to have an email like gategirl700@….com, HOWEVER that is not very professional. This is something that I am struggling with myself. I have been using the same email for years, but now since I will be entering the job market soon, it is important for me to develop a professional email address. I would suggest gmail, because it is the most recognizable email address. So for example, firstname.lastname@example.org Of course, if you have a school email that would be fine too!
- How readable is your resume? Many times, people spend a lot of time putting together a resume, but how readable is it? You list a bunch of skills, but does your future employer now what skills and your interests really are? Once your resume is completed, pass it alone to a stranger that does not really know you. Can they read it?
Here go! A few tips to apply to your working career. Enjoy!