Many job seekers need help understanding the importance of updating their resumes. In some states, you must update your resume whenever something changes, such as a promotion, marriage, or moving. The most frequent way people update their resumes is by adding a new job—even if they have no intention of leaving the one they have now.
The biggest mistake job seekers make is filling out their application and then forgetting about it until next year when it’s time to fill out a new one. By this point, many employers have probably forgotten about you, too, and you may be passed over for the position because of your age.
It’s important to remember that there are plenty of jobs available right now; however, when you apply for a position, your resume will play an essential role in getting that job or making sure you get an interview. You can write your resume first to do several rounds until eventually landing an interview with the employer hiring for those specific positions. If this doesn’t work out, set up FaceTime interviews using Google Hangouts or Skype (you can do so through Facebook). This will allow you to talk directly with the employers hiring for these positions instead of wasting time waiting on phone calls.
If none of these methods work and you are still having trouble finding employment after six months in New York State, here are ways to help:
Print a new resume.
Print and fill out the form.
Send a copy of your updated resume with the form to your local unemployment office.
Refile in NY and keep on moving.
If you have been unemployed for more than a month, contact your state labor department and file an unemployment claim. It’s essential to do this before the end of the week to get in on time for the next week’s reporting period.
Start looking for a job until your unemployment benefits run out! The sooner you file your report, the better: it’ll help avoid any delays caused by missing deadlines or too much work piling up.
Only let a whole year go by after immediately filling out a new application or updating your existing one.
If you are unemployed for a whole year, it is essential to file for unemployment benefits as soon as possible. Be sure to find a job or get unemployment benefits before becoming desperate.
You should also consider applying online if this is available in your state so that when the time comes, there will be no waiting around at the unemployment office or on hold with their phone system.
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