As a result, many of the Fortune 500 hiring managers I interview regularly are complaining that they often only get 1 of 3 questions answered on emails sent to candidates. God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason, so whenever possible try communicating by phone first because it is far more efficient overall. Second, when in a job search and responding to an email, read the entire message and answer all of the questions contained therein. Earning that next interview or promotion may just depend on it. (Let's face it missing 2 of 3 questions is pathetic.)
Another serious issue that needs addressing is weak, boring and flawed Linkedin profiles (an online resume for the #1 career related website and talent/resume database in the US). So far today, my Linkedin profile has been viewed 99 times, that's without a paid membership mind you, because I'm already well-known for results from coast to coast. If you have an opportunity for massive free publicity/advertising where all employers, HR professionals and recruiters shop most for talent, why wouldn't you want to distinguish yourself from the masses with a professionally written Linkedin profile?
In case you haven't heard this already, Linkedin.com knocked off CareerBuilder.com, Monster.com, Ladders.com, JobFox.com, CraigsList.org, ZoomInfo.com etc. to become the #1 Career/Employment website several years ago. Isn't it crystal clear by now that a sub par to average Linkedin profile removes you from contention? Employers normally do not want professionals that put in minimal effort or have minimal intelligence (excuses have their uses, but now they are all used up).
It's all these little common sense strategies, personal networking, follow up and hustle that add up to help job hunters get ahead.
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