How to find a job in 6 weeks
– Resume –
Is Your Resume As Good As You Are?
Less than 1% of job seekers have a great resume even if they’ve had it professionally done. The best person to write your resume is not usually a resume writer—it’s YOU. You are the one who really knows your industry and how your skill set fits. What you don’t know are the rules for how to turn your resume into a marketing document that grabs attention of the hiring manager – your future boss!
Your Resume must contain an objective statement that tells an employer why they want to keep reading, or quantifying your accomplishments. An objective statement that says what job you want will make sure it gets to the right person and that is the hiring manager.
Your Resume is a Marketing Document and its job is a sales process that markets you as the solution to their problem. The Hiring Manager wants to know “What’s in it for me?” Your Resume Is a Marketing Document that – Gets Their Attention, Outlines Information and Makes Them Want to Find Out More about you.
Use Bullet Points.
Use Bullet Points in your resume to Make Your Document Attractive and Readable
Your Resume Is Advertising for You. It Should Be Visually Appealing and Communicate Clearly.
Bullet Points Make Your Resume Easier to Read – Bite‐sized Pieces Are Easy to Skim. Remember the hiring manger is looking at many cover letters and resumes. You want yours to stand out a grab their attention over all the others.
Quantify Your Accomplishments
Describe Your Accomplishments in Terms of Numbers, Dollars, Percentages. Managers Live and Die by the Numbers – Sales – Revenue – Efficiency – Time Savings. Cost Savings Numbers are the hard evidence of your success.
Job Description helps your Resume get pulled up by computer databases.
All resumes get put into the System where the Human Resources (HR) Searches the Database for applicants by Keywords and keywords are the main words or phrases they use to describe the position or skill.
There is much more to creating a great Resume and must go hand in hand with your cover letter. Although in the Job Description above, it is incurred that you don’t apply for jobs online. – It’s a waste of your time. You need to get in front of the hiring managers. To learn how you get in front of them, see “stop applying online” webinar.