posted at 19:50
Author: Zach Cutler
4 Underdog Candidates Who Scored Their Dream Job
Whether you're already employed and looking for new opportunities or are looking for work for the first time, the job search can unearth some brutal realities. So what happens when you don't have a strong resume to begin with? With more than 250 resumes received per job opening, employers are expecting an account of your background that speaks to your strengths and career wins. In an unpredictable job market, the resume may not actually be your strongest asset. Mavis Martin: Martin, an actress and producer, was discouraged when her skills from previous jobs weren't translating to employment. To increase her chances of scoring a job, she built a portfolio that would stand out: She took action to beef it up by volunteering as a writer for an online magazine, as well as by working part-time in new industries to gain experience. Even if you don't have the "Required" experience, using these approaches and creative tactics in the job search may serve as a springboard to land the career you've always wanted. The Mashable Job Board connects job seekers across the U.S. with unique career opportunities in the digital space. While we publish a wide range of job listings, we have selected a few job opportunities from the past several weeks to help get you started.

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