Job hunting can be an exhausting experience. If you’re unemployed
it’s easier on your schedule but usually taxing on your wallet. If you are working
full-time, the demands of a job search can be debilitating plus it can affect
the performance of your current job.
So how do lazy people get all the great jobs? They do 5
things extremely well:
They are excellent employees and have a great
They have a killer resume that they update with
unique information for every single job they apply for.
They write cover letters targeted specifically
for each job they apply for.
They send personalized follow up letters to
everyone associated with the hiring process.
They follow up with phone calls.
That seems like a lot of work, not something a lazy person
would do. Here’s the catch and part of the spoof of the title of this article:
If you do steps 2-5 well, you won’t have to apply for as
many jobs, you won’t have to kill yourself with tedious social media efforts
and you won’t be taking forever to change jobs. Lazy people don’t want to be looking
for a new job for months and they certainly don’t want to apply to 100+ jobs!
The reason I am writing this article is to stress the
importance of a great organic resume, well thought out organic cover
letters/notes and personalized thank you notes. Lazy people certainly are not
getting great jobs; smart, efficient people are!
As the owner of FitnessJobs.com and someone who worked in
the fitness industry in numerous management capacities, I have reviewed
thousands of resumes. My findings are disturbing: The quality of this critical
form of written communication is abysmal.
The good news is there is an abundance of information
available on the Internet on this subject. I found a cool site that has resume,
cover letters and everything in between. Look at this article and website from
Jeff and Mike of The Interview Guys.
Mike Simpson wrote the article on resumes, but their site has everything: https://theinterviewguys.com/best-resume-format-guide/.
If you don’t like this website, there are hundreds of others to choose from.
Wake up and smell the fragrances of a new job!
Alan Cohen is the founder and president of FitnessJobs.com
and a career expert in the health and fitness industry. He can be reached at
800-259-4397 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.