Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) July 28, 2007
Montgomery, Gray & Associates has developed new and very successful job search, networking and resume strategies to accelerate the job search process and assist the job seeker to get in the doors for interviews.
Montgomery, Gray & Associates offers job seekers key tips for more effective networking and to convert a resume from a "chronological obituary" to a powerful value proposition that sells.
Montgomery, Gray & Associates, a mid-Atlantic professional career management firm, offers 21st century job search strategies, online real time networking resources and online resume web sites for those looking to maximize job opportunities in today's competitive market. A recognized authority on career transition for over 16 years, Montgomery, Gray has assisted thousand of jobseekers earning $75,000 to $500,000 per year to accelerate their job search & maximize their marketability.
Montgomery, Gray & Associates recommends that job seekers design a 21st century resume that does not simply list tasks, duties, responsibilities, projects and technical acronyms, much like anyone else's resume who has a similar job, namely a "chronological obituary". Communicate to the potential employer what they really care about and distinguishes oneself from others, quantifiable results, productivity improvements, efficiencies, quality, etc.
In other words, a resume that not only "tells" what has been done, but also "sells" the candidate versus others, to stand out from the crowd. This 21st century approach has been proven to get the hiring manager's attention and get in the door for interviews, versus the traditional 19th century resume that most job seekers unfortunately utilize.
Only 3.6 percent of the jobs currently available are posted on the Internet, and there are over 30 million resumes currently online. One is a needle in a huge and highly competitive haystack of job seekers. Over 60 percent of jobs are filled by research and networking, namely the unadvertised job market. Thus, the challenge is how to identify the companies who are in the growth mode, management change mode, expansion mode, in growing and profitable industries, who are not necessarily advertising positions, where they often create, replace or fill positions when candidates get their attention. The job seeker must do their homework and then launch a strategic, proactive and targeted marketing campaign, with aggressive follow up. This is a powerful networking approach to identify significant career opportunities rather than having to settle for just a job.
The search for a rewarding career must not only be a passive, reactive, chance-driven pursuit (e.g. posting a resume on the Internet). By utilizing the right balance of selling and telling, combined with a proactive marketing campaign, better results and opportunities will be able to be identified.
Montgomery, Gray & Associates has developed a time-tested and highly successful business model with online, real time networking resources, online resume web site portfolios and other techniques to identify decision makers, get in the doors for interviews, accelerate the job search and maximize the marketability of job seekers in today's job market.
Contact: jlewin @ mgacareers.com
Montgomery, Gray & Associates
Career Transition Specialists
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