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Daniel Lee Kew Gardens, NY

Hello,

I have a B.S. in Healthcare Management from NYU. I was also enlisted in the Army for 6 years, Honorably Discharged. I have applied to over 100 jobs both in and out of the field I have studied for 6 months. I am mainly applying to entry-level jobs and positions where I believe I have qualifications in. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Is there any advice on how I can be looked at for applied positions?

5 June 2019 5 replies Resumes & Cover Letters

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Advisor

Andrea Gnilka Springfield, VA

Hi Daniel,

I'm happy to help you with your resume if you'd like. Let me know what kind of jobs you're applying to and I'm happy to offer some advice if you're interested in Federal consulting.

Best,

Andrea

Advisor

Jodie Prieto-Rodriguez Pittsburgh, PA

Daniel:

I am a retired Army Healthcare Specialist who is currently working as a Healthcare Administrator in Standards and Regulations for my hospital.

Healthcare Administration and Management is a huge field. I would like to narrow down what work areas you are trying to apply for in Health management to get a better idea of how to assist. Can you please DM me with your goals?

Advisor

Howard Spiegel Houston, TX

Had to make few edits to my response. Should make more sense now.

Advisor

Howard Spiegel Houston, TX

Daniel,

Andrew's advice is sound. In today's recruiting environment, when you respond to an opening you are just one more in the stack.

To avoid this you have to take a different approach. First, make sure you have created a networking group of your contacts, acquaintances, etc. You should be able to develop a list of 200 people

Second, when you learn of or see an opening don't send your paperwork. Instead, send a broadcast note to your network asking if they know anyone at the target company. If they do, ask your network person if they wouldn't mind sending your resume over to the person they know in the target company and ask that person to forward.

This will result in the person with the opening a chance to see your information. Gives you much higher odds of a hit. You can always go back later if there is an interest and do the HR thing.

This a brief overview but it does work.

Advisor

Andrew Klarman New York, NY

Daniel,

Thanks for using AdvisorNet and posting a question. How is your network? You're more likely to get an opportunity at a company if you know someone there first that can put in a good word for you. I'd recommend you check out https://www.success.com/5-tips-for-networking-your-way-to-a-job-on-linkedin/ for how to utilize LinkedIn in the job search.

However, I'd also recommend you look at https://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/27/jobs/how-not-to-be-a-networking-leech-tips-for-seeking-professional-advice.html?contentCollection=smarter-living&hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

That should be a good yin and yang on how to network for a job but not be too aggressive. Also, check out the Community tab here on AdvisorNet for easier networking, and try to get in touch with an advisor that might have connections where you're applying.

Then finally, to give you a little more reading, check out https://www.fltimes.com/lifestyle/get-a-job-be-proactive-in-job-search-not-reactive/article_b756a3fc-a4ca-11e5-b1e1-b387b38d4d73.html for tips on how to be proactive in the job search.

I hope that answer is somewhat helpful!

Andy

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