How do you market yourself?

When looking for a good job you are essentially selling a product. However, a degree and years of experience and a good track record means nothing. If no one buys your product. So how do you sell a product that no one is interested in even if it's an essential product?

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  • A little kindness and a lot of humility go a long way.

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  • You arent selling to the right people if your experience and track record go unnoticed.

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    • I would take it a step further and say you're not selling at all if your experience and track record go unnoticed.

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      • That is what I asking with help with.

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        • Well we already said what was wrong. We dont know your field. Find an employer that actually values the experience.

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          • I already listed my fields. I was very detailed. Also if ya get a job and no one notices you anyways how does this help?

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  • By selling my organs.

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  • There are a varitety of factors.

    I'm going to recommend that you get and read (and do the exercises in) "What Color Is Your Parachute 2022" (or "2023" if its out) by: Richard Bolles

    This is the ultimate job hunting guide and while some of the basics never change it is updated every year on current job application and hunting methods (they do change somewhat every year).

    I also suggest the book: "How I Raised Myself From
    Failure To Success In Selling" by Frank Bettger

    My wife went to a job interview some years ago for a part time "on call" position, dropped a line from that book when they asked a question... everyone interviewing her sat up and looked at her. Then she was hired full time as a permanent employee.

    Although Job hunting can be tough. I just assisted a 20's man to get a much better job after he had been unexpectedly laid off. He had no idea how to write a Resume or how to summarize his job experience (employers are looking for more than just a job listing).

    I wish you the best with this...

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    • That's a teaser if I've ever seen one. What was the line she dropped at the interview?

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      • I don't recall. That was some years ago. But, she got it from the book (and she was reading that book when she did the interview).

        A big hint in life: Reading self help and educational materials is how people install new software into their brains. Otherwise you become as obsolete as Windows 3.0 with time.

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  • I have a diploma, a bachelor's degree and working experience and it was hell to find a job. Degrees matter even if when you actually get the job you find out that you just needed to be literate to do it. I don't know why employers are doing this. And in some areas the pay is not even good. Here, there is too many people who have college degrees in human resources and the pay is shit in that area.

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  • A degree and years of experience go unnoticed?? I had 3 years of experience in my field and had an ass of a time trying to get a new job because I hadn't earned my degree yet. Some places asked my expected graduation date and offered to continue the interview after that point, but most just didn't even consider me because of the lack of a degree

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  • But degrees do matter and so does experience…

    Anywho there’s call backs and presentation. Manners…

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    • Than why do I keep getting rejected for good jobs and when I do I'm just the packmule. Like I'll get hired as manager but it means they won't let me have sick days and I get the same pay as everyone else. That or I'm training everyone above me but ultimately less than everyone. I'm not sure what to do. I got offered a temp contract job that offered me a hire wage and said "Wow you got a ton of experience. You deserve higher pay'' and it's not even guaranteed I stay. I don't understand why none of this actually matters. I thought trying harder and being more efficient would work but I just get less benefits and more work and responsiblity.

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      • Just curious, how many jobs have you had in the field and how long did you stay?

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        • Which field? General Labor/construction/forestry/solor electric five years. Fire fighting a year. Also Food service seven years. Also am currently attending college for electrical. College two years. Business experience I kind of always been trying to sell things even as a kid, made sales to profit sheets as a child and how much I would make in a year selling candy at the rate. I was 8 when I started doing this. Retail in an actual business setting and not sales related 3 years. I left fire fighting cuase fire fighters are dicks. Also my jobs where more stable before Covid started. I started school cuase covid even ruined stuff like fire fighting which I thought was essential but they shut down a lot of crews and a lot of state jobs during Covid.

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          • I hope you didn't put all of that on your resume. What kind of job are you trying to get?

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            • Well, I tried making a skill resume but most employers don't understand what that is. So ask "Why Thier a large time gap". So I remade my resume and put the complete timeline on the side, and than put relevant experience in full detail in the center. In state jobs I was advised that they want long resumes but in most jobs they want one page. I have 9 different resumes all taylored to a different field and separate bases for cover letters. I was told by job coach the different type of resumes but most employers expect an A-Z timeline and do not understand any other sort of format. At least what I been learning from recent interviewers. Employers seem rather clueless. So you have to add all experience, it's not an option. So my nine resumes are 1.sales/retail 2.business/office 3.General labor 4.Firefighting 5.warehouse logistics 6.General management 7.food service management 8.Project manager 9.General food service

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