Jobless Need Not Apply? 5 Tips For Pitching Your Talent, Not Your Unemployed Status

pitch talent, not unemployment on resume
pitch talent, not unemployment on resume

You are more employable when you are employed. It may seem unfair, but employers prefer to hire someone who has already been chosen and tested. Plus, with so many talented people competing for jobs, employers must find ways to quickly screen out lots of us, thus the rise of online applications, blind ads, and even postings that state "jobless candidates need not apply." It's frustrating and unfair, but here's my question: How does the employer know if we are jobless? The answer: We tell them!

Here are five tips for pitching your talent without making it immediately evident that you are currently unemployed.