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.
An average of 250 resumes and 100 applications are received for each corporate job opening every day.
So, what does it take to stand out from the crowd and land your dream job? Writing an effective resume remains a good place to start…
We talked to Lisa K. McDonald—career coach, resume expert, and owner/principal of professional services firm Career Polish, Inc.
She gave us some of her best secrets—that would probably cost you a pretty penny—for free!
Your resume could one of hundreds sitting in a stack on the desk of a recruiter or HR manager. Given the accepted elements of a professional resume, there’s a good chance that most of those resumes are going to look the same. You want your resume to stand out but you have to be careful to make sure it provides the information they need without looking unprofessional. What creative resume choices can you make that will get you hired?
2017 could be a new beginning for many of us. The economy is improving, the job market is strong, and companies are showing a willingness to compete for the best candidates available. You don’t want to be left behind because your job search is stuck in the past.
Despite all the technology available, many still believe the biggest key to job search success is a killer resume. What we tend to forget, however, is that for many companies, your resume is often not the first thing read by HR. That distinction falls to the resume cover letter.
And if your cover letter isn’t as powerful as your resume itself, your job search may not get very far…