Style, Structure, Substance, Proof Points, Achievements, Reference
They Might Be Thinking:
Do I have enough experience to apply for this job?
What should I do to compensate for my lack of experience?
How do I make sure that everything is written properly?
Is my resume organized properly?
Do I need to include references?
What is the right for format for my resume?
How does my resume compare to the other candidates?
Should I post my resume on Monster, Indeed or Linkedin?
Should I keep my resume to one or two pages?
Do I need an online supplement?
How do I make myself stand out?
Should I hire a professional to work on my resume?
Do I need to update my resume?
I am not sure when I will get a job.
How long will I need to look for a job?
Will I need to get a temporary job to make ends meet?
Should I send a mass email to all of my contacts on Linkedin?
Should I call recruiters so my name is in front of them when they are looking for candidates?
Words That Might Be Encouraging:
Make sure to let people know that you are looking for a job.
Update your Linkedin profile with key action words.
I would be happy to share your resume with the people I know in your industry.
Just be yourself. You have a lot to offer any organization.
You only need one job. Keep looking until you find the right one for you.
Prepare as if your life depends on it.
You are the perfect person for the job because your credentials are very impressive.
I'd love to review your resume and cover letter -- I may have some suggestions that could help.
I'm happy to pick up the tab for a professional resume writer if that's something you'd be interested in.
Can I help you create an online portfolio that will present you in the best possible way to prospective employers.
If I come across any relevant job listings, I'll be sure to send them along to you.
Make sure to include your accomplishments in your resume.
It it's okay with you, I would love to call my contacts at some companies you may be interested in working for to schedule a few “Get to know you” sessions.
Words That Might Be Discouraging:
You should start volunteering to build up your resume.
I am not sure if you are going to get any calls right now. The market is really bad.
You don't really have a lot of relevant work experience for the jobs you want.
How do you plan to get some relevant experience to put on your resume?
I think you need to get more experience before you apply for some of the jobs you are interested in pursuing.
Do you have any experience that is more specific to the jobs you are interested in pursuing?
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