Searching for a job in today’s market demands a stand-out resume. Employers today aren’t choosing between a handful of resumes, they’re choosing among thousands. If it’s been years since you last updated your resume, it’s time to blow the dust off. The old-style resume is obsolete. Here are five ways that you can make sure your resume gets the attention it deserves.
It’s not easy spending all day at the computer sending out your resume to a huge number of companies. It really starts getting to you when you don’t hear anything back. How can you expect anyone to give you a chance when it looks like they have better candidates to choose from? You need to do everything within your power to make your resume shine and we’re going to look at how you can do it.
According to a study conducted by a leading staffing service, more than 85% of hiring experts consider a candidate’s cover letter when evaluating him/her. Some job applicants do not put in as much effort in preparing a cover letter as they do in formatting their resume. This habit can hurt applicants’ chances of getting interview calls.
If you are looking for that first part-time job or an entry-level position that will get your “foot in the door” to your dream career, it can be very difficult to land that first interview without much prior experience. However, if you are lacking in previous work experience, don’t fret. All you need to do is craft your resume in a way that emphasizes some of your other attributes. Let’s take a look at some of them.
When wanting to get your resume noticed, it is imperative that you put the right stuff in it to make it stand out against the rest. You are not submitting your resume so that it can be put in the pile with all the rest – you want it on the desk of the person making the hiring decisions. In order to accomplish this feat, here are a few things that you should do.
Now that the job positions are associated with finer roles even within the same categories, you can no longer post the same resume to all of them. In order to tackle this challenge, you must create a master resume file. So, exactly what is in a resume or what information you can draw upon to write a perfect one? Following is a list of all the important things to record in this file in an ordered manner.