Will Your Resume Make the Cut?
I was recently asked to appear on television to address a big concern among jobseekers: How can you make your resume more attractive to potential employers?
Designing a resume that will create a winning first impression may be easier than you think. There are a few critical rules to follow:
Make it eye friendly: Reviewers spend about 30 seconds or fewer deciding whether or not your resume is worth reading. Vital information needs to literally leap off the page.
Emphasize the latest and greatest: Employers are most interested in your recent experience. You don’t need to list more than 15 years or so. If you need to go beyond that, there are ways to do it without mentioning dates. Also be certain you are using the latest buzzwords for your skill set.
Make it memorable: Stress the results you’ve achieved, how they made a difference to your previous employers, and quantify them whenever you can.
Customize: You need to target your resume to any position you apply for. This doesn’t mean totally rewriting it. Create a good template resume and then, before submitting it for a particular position, match your skill sets to those requested in the posting. You need to be 100% honest on your resume but, if you’ve got the skills they’re looking for, be certain to highlight these.
For more tips and techniques, take a look at the 5-minute video and check out Land the Job You Love. Hiring takes off in the fall and this is the perfect time to double your efforts and get out there. Make your resume rock and you just might land the job of your dreams!