Are you feeling overwhelmed about the idea of writing your resume? Don’t be!
Remember that your resume in intended for the Recruiter or Hiring Manager to tell quickly and seamlessly the qualifications you have for performing the work.
- PROOFREAD! Make sure you have checked and double checked for spelling and grammatical errors. Having another set of eyes check your resume would be beneficial as well
- Turn your accomplishments and achievements into numbers. There is strength in numbers – i.e. “Managed a staff of 6”; “saved company $10K”
- Be consistent with your font and style of writing. Use the same format for your references as you do for your resume.
- Use “white space” appropriately to create a resume that is easy to read.
- Put your jobs in chronological order. (Your last/current position goes first.)
- Do not list Resume on top of the page of your resume. This should be obvious.
- Write too much. Recruiters want to glance at a resume and get it!
- Do not hand-write, cross out or white out anything!
- Do not abbreviate or use acronyms on your resume.
- Do not list hobbies on your resume.
10 Tips for a Successful Interview
- Be on time: You are making your first impression. Take a test drive to ensure you know where you are going; to park, etc…..
- Dress professionally: Professional attire speaks volumes. It demonstrates your respect for the hiring manager and that you are serious about the opportunity.
- Ask questions. Make a list of the specific questions about the position.
- Be enthusiastic. A positive outlook and personality goes a long way.
- Prepare. Do your homework and research about the company.
- Identify your skills and accomplishments.
- Get a good night’s sleep. Relaxed and refreshed will enable a better interview.
- Be confident. A strong handshake and reassurance of your skills.
- Last minute check. Look in the mirror and make sure blouse/shirt is tucked, etc.
- Follow-up. Confer with Recruiter regarding note and interest in position.
How to Network Successfully
- Prepare a specific topic for each discussion.
- Be a Good Listener.
How to Find a Job in a Recession
- Contact an insightful and experienced Recruiter.
- Focus on your positive attributes.
- Enlist in strengthening your skills, education, etc.