3 ways our new feature Ask for Feedback will help you land your dream job

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18 November 2016

As Elon Musk once said: “It’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.”

Do you remember the last time you asked someone for feedback on your resume? What was the process like? Printing and meeting the person face-to-face. Or attaching it to the email. After receiving a separate sheet with the feedback, it was hard to track all the suggestions. The process of clicking back and forth from one tab to another began…

In any case, it probably was a proper pain in the buttock! Our newest feature Ask for Feedback will help you make this process simple and effective. (See instructions at the bottom).

No need to download, print or attach anymore

Ask for Feedback allows you to share your resume with just a few clicks. The receiver can leave the feedback directly on your resume. The process is as simple as placing sticky notes around. When you receive the feedback, the stickies are easy to manage and reflect on. You also don’t have to worry about losing your feedback in the threads of emails or chat discussions. Your resume and the feedback are in one place now!

And how can Ask for Feedback help you land your dream job?

1. Avoid embarrassing typos

According to Houston’s premier recruiting and staffing firm Murray Resources, spelling, punctuation errors and typos are the most common mistakes in resumes. They convey to potential employers that an applicant lacks attention to detail. By exposing your resume to your fellow learners, tutors or those who have worked with you, you can prevent such situations from happening. After spending a lot of time on creating your resume, it’s difficult to spot even simple mistakes. That’s where a fresh pair of eyes will come in handy.

2. Improve the content

Asking someone to throw an eye on your resume will allow you to improve the actual content, as well. Friends and professional connections can give us a new perspective on ourselves. They often bring the “Oh, I haven’t thought of that” moment. Their feedback will help you create the best version of your resume.

3. Increase your self-confidence

How did you feel the last time when your boss/teacher/friend told you “Well done”? I bet you felt great about yourself, ready to take on the next challenge! Receiving the feedback, a positive one especially, will have the same outcome. We often forget what we are excellent at and need others to remind us. Through feedback, you will earn the confidence and courage you need when applying for a new job. Feeling confident about your resume will have a positive impact on your interview, too. Confident candidates reveal their full potential more easily.

Go ahead, try our newest feature Ask for Feedback today and remember: whether positive or negative, feedback is always good!

Instructions: How to use Ask for Feedback:

Step 1: Click on the “Ask for Feedback” button next to your resume on the dashboard. Or click on “Feedback” in the left-hand-side menu. Then click on “Ask now”.

Step 2: Enable the feedback link by clicking the gray button.

Step 3: Choose the platform you’d like to send your resume through Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. If you’d like to send it via email, copy the link and paste it in the email.

Step 4: Once you receive your feedback and apply the changes, click on “resolve” to make the note disappear.

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