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Think of your resume as your “industrial dating profile.” Just like those who are on the major dating sites like E-Harmony and Match.com, hiring managers want to know more than just your contact information, where you worked, and where you went to school. They want to know about the person behind the data. In fact, if your resume does not have some key words and phrases that the company is looking for in the resumes they review, it will be deleted by an Applicant Tracking System filter that scans for those words and phrases before a person ever sees it.“
Companies want to know about the person behind the data, because as good as credentials might be, there are lots of other candidates who have equally impressive skills, experience, and education. When you give them that information, you go from the tall stack of resumes to the very short stack, and I like those odds a lot better. I have a list of Critical Skills for Business that I can send to you, and you can select the qualities that best describe you in the workplace and send that list back to me.
Your resume (and a great cover letter) have only one purpose, and that is to help you get an interview with someone who does not know you. If you already know someone in the organization, that’s a lot better than having a resume! However, if your resume is the only way you can get someone’s attention, it better be a great one to make you stand out from the crowd rather than blending into it.
That’s what I do…I help people separate themselves from everyone else who is seeking the same job you are pursuing. I do not use templates. Every resume I build is customized for the individual client.
Your resume will stand out if it meets these essential guidelines:
1. It is organized in an orderly format and is easy to read.
2. It gives the reader an introductory summary that says who you are and describes your objective.
3. It has no grammatical, spelling, or word usage (to, too, two...there, their, they're) errors.
4. It gives evidence of your skills and experience to establish credibility. Most people have skills that are transferable from one job to another...things like organization, creativity, and attention to detail, to name a few.
5. It reveals something about the person behind the data that helps the reader think that you are someone they could enjoy being on their team.
Most resumes do not meet all five of these criteria.
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