A lot of effective job search techniques of the past seem to have become obsolete. A monotone “Dear Sir or Madam” has to be revised in order to attract more attention. Here are two important things that need to be addressed to while seeking the right job:
Revamp the resume
Recruiters and hiring managers do not have the time to scan thoroughly through each of the zillion resumes they receive and dig out the one most appropriate. Your resume must standout from the crowd to grab the desired interest. The resume needs to be branded and must state clearly how you may be of value to the particular company applying for.
Social and professional networking is essential to get links to new job opportunities. According to a recent research, 80% of recruiters routinely use the internet to get more information on the candidates.