A powerful resume can make the difference between getting hired and getting no response!
Due to the current economy, there’s been a shift in the ratio of resumes to job openings. More people are after the same jobs, and hiring managers are being bombarded with resumes—most of which are from under- or over-qualified candidates, or from people whose job experience only narrowly matches the description. Often, managers do no more than scan a resume before moving on, so if your resume doesn’t hold up at first glance, it will probably end up in the trash.
A few of my own tips for creating a resume that works…
Above all, remember that your resume represents you on paper. If it’s lackluster and mediocre, the person reading it may think the same is true of you as well. Take the time to Be clear, make it outstanding, and let it lead the way to a successful career path that’s meaningful and fulfilling, challenging, yet flexible and intellectually stimulating. Why not? You only get one life!
One of the biggest reasons your job search may be taking longer than you’d hoped is because you lack clarity about whom you’re targeting. I conducted a survey to see what was going on in the job market, and the results were astounding. 96% of respondents said they don’t have a career plan, but about 50% are actively involved in a job search! (Read more survey results here.)
In a market like this, it’s more important than ever to have a resume that speaks to your target audience, and which accurately and clearly communicates your professional and personal strengths.
In my upcoming BRIDGE for Job Search Tele-class, I’ll talk about how to use your resume to land the job you’re looking for. Get a taste of the BRIDGE Job Search Tele-class! Join me for a FREE preview Tele-Seminar! Click here for details.
More great tips on resume formatting see TopSalesJobs.com which breaks down the process into step-by-step “Decisions” so it’s easy to understand and follow. (Check out the article here.)