The new year is in full swing and a recent survey suggests that 84% of professionals are looking for a new job. Good timing: The job market is very candidate-friendly right now as companies compete for top talent. So, if you’re hoping that 2019 brings opportunity knocking on your door, the first thing you’re going to need is a new resume. It never hurts to polish up your old one with some timely resume tips.
Do you really need to hire a professional resume writer?
If you don’t have the time, energy or inclination to write your own resume, then hiring a professional resume writer is better than the uninspired document you might come up with.
If you’re going to rock the job market and get interviews, then you have to put strategic skills on your resume.
The goal is to hit the sweet spot of alignment between what you want and what employers want…
Soft skills assessment is one of the leading factors affecting future recruiting trends according to LinkedIn’s 2017 Global Recruiting Trends survey.
So, how do you go beyond the buzzwords on your resume to highlight soft skills the company desires? And the company culture demands?
This infographic from CareerBuilder lists a whole range of soft-skills and hard-skills and discusses how to tailor your resume so that only the most important and relevant are showcased and demonstrated.
Becasue if your resume is everything they want… there’s a good chance you are too.
I’ve now spent more time on the other side of the table interviewing and hiring job applicants.
So now I’ve come to see the paper resume as just one small component of a much larger picture…