The resume… right or wrong, still a necessary staple of most every job search.
To many job seekers, it’s also one of the most perplexing, misunderstood, and stress-inducing parts of finding a new gig. Your resume better be more than good. Right down to the format and the font chosen, it must be perfect…
Is your resume like a pane of glass – where the recruiter looks right past you to see somebody, else? Or instead, does your resume reflect your skills, qualifications and employment potential – like a mirror?
Do yourself a huge favor: in just a few minutes follow these 3 steps – to update and position your resume so it more accurately reflects you…
Here’s a great resume tip from Shawnice Meador, Director of Career Management and Leadership Development at MBA@UNC.
To stand out among your career competition, your resume should show employers more than just your skills and experience. Your resume should paint a picture that describes “who you are, if you will fit the company atmosphere and job position,” Meador says. Here are some ways to ensure your resume accurately reflects your strong personal brand…
Almost everyone knows that after all of that time you put into making your past work seem appealing to an employer, your resume warrants just 6 seconds of the recruiter’s attention. Since their time is limited and the stack of resumes never ends, in a quick glance hiring managers look for key skills or experiences that will determine if you get put into “to interview” stack, or into the garbage. So how do you make yourself stand out? How can you gain some insight to what an employer sees when they look at your resume? An idea I recently came
This discussion has been of extreme interest on my end as a professional resume writer.
In general, candidates are frustrated by the “strikes” that go against them based on the socio-economic status of the location of their residence, or for being discarded from consideration due to the fact they aren’t in what employers deem as acceptable commuting distance… or whether the applicant is willing to relocate.
So what is a person to do over this seemingly trivial aspect of a résumé?
According to a recent study, for every job a recent graduate applies for, they’re competing with about 160 other applicants. That’s a lot of competition!
So how do you get your resume to stand out from a sea of equally (or even more) qualified people? Check out these 10 resume writing hacks that will help your resume get to the top of the pile!