It is very common that you hear or read about this advice, “ask for promotion” because you won’t get a raise or promotion if you don’t ask one. Lawrence Polsky, Managing Partner of PeopleNRG.com, says you shouldn’t ask; “not even at your annual review.” Instead, use your actions to show you’re a better leader.
“Learn the business inside and out, generate team results that your boss can’t ignore and create the most positive, supportive, entrepreneurial spirit in the company,” he advises. “Then, when there is a need for a new leader, you will be asked. If you want to be promoted into a leadership role, and you think this advice is not realistic, then go get a new job in a new company where it is.”
Keep your resume brief has been told to us many times already. Make it short and prepare it in one page. Michael Morgenstern, head of hiring at the Expert Institute, disagrees and says, “Your resume reflects why you are best qualified for and deserving of the proposed position. If you’ve had extensive work experience, don’t sacrifice highlighting your skills, talents, and expertise just to cram everything onto one sheet of paper. Your resume should be tailored for the specific job you are applying for, and each job description should emphasize the talents that you have developed and will bring to the proposed role.”
Or have you ever heard this, “A great resume will get you hired”. But it contradicts as per Kyle Sexton, marketing strategist, says it’s vital to focus on using your resume to get an interview. “Your resume doesn’t need to be in chronological order or even include every job you’ve had.”
“Your resume is a marketing tool,” he explains. “Use it — along with your phone — to get an interview. A great attitude and interview gets you the job, not the resume. Recognizing the different stages of the hiring process is critical to creating a tool that works well for its intended purpose.”
Send a post-interview thank-you note may be a bad idea, according to career coach Bettina Seidman, yes, a note after an interview is a good idea — but not a thank-you note. “Send a strategic follow-up letter indicating why you are an excellent candidate,” she says. “It should be a response to the asked or un-asked question: why should we hire you?”
Follow your passion may sound very good advice, but this tip is “the most erroneous,” says Heidi Nazarudin, a former CEO turned style-and-success blogger. Many people have multiple passions or might not discover their true passions until later in life, “and sometimes these passions are just not viable as a source of income. The right question would be ‘What kind of life do I want to set up for myself?’”