Tips To Land a Job in the Toy Industry

The hiring manager of any industry is going to be overwhelmed, so what job hunters need to do is write an resume that addresses all of his needs, landing it in the "yes" pile.

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  1. While the toy industry offers some of the most sought after jobs, it's hardly all fun and games. However, it is a growing field, one men and women across the world are clamoring to break into or advance within. In fact, according to the toy industry press, sales of toys have grown in the U.S. by 5% in the last year alone, with the collectibles sub sect growing the most followed by outdoor and sports toys. So, what does this mean to job seekers? Opportunities are available! Following are some tips to help get that toy industry job you've always wanted.

    LISTEN TO HOW YOU SOUND

    Whether individuals are trying to secure one of the many toy r us jobs which put candidates in front of the customer or they want an account manager's position, the sound of the voice can be the difference between, "you're hired" and, "don't call us, we'll call you." In fact, new studies show people pay more attention to the sound of a person's voice than they do the content of their talk. Voice experts advise job seekers to record themselves and seek improvement therapy, coaching and constructive feedback.

    WRITE AN AWESOME RESUME

    The hiring manager of any industry is going to be overwhelmed, so what job hunters need to do is write an resume that addresses all of his needs, landing it in the "yes" pile. Resume experts instruct writers to be specific, never assuming the hiring entity will know you have certain skills. Spell it out for them, as they're not going to spend time on a resume that leaves them with questions.

    ASK FOR FEEDBACK

    When the resume is completed, hand it off to friends or co-workers who are more detailed than yourself. Have them go through it with a fine toothed comb, giving the writer cause to pause and consider his writing choices. Let them know it's fine to go through it, red-line it and more importantly, submit ideas for improvement. Whether the writer takes the ideas or not, it's good to have options.

    By taking the above suggestions, and a number of others, candidates will be ready to assume a new position in the toy industry.
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