Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Writing A Great Job Resume
Your job resume will be the first thing of yours a prospective employer ever sees, and with the economy in a depressed state and unemployment rates still high, there is a good chance you are going to be competing against a number of other applicants for any job you apply for; for this reason, it will be important that you understand how to make your job resume stand out - and when you learn how to do this, creating the feeling with a prospective employer that they "have to" call you and bring you in for an interview, you will be much more likely to meet success. When you are writing your job resume, the design will be the first thing you want to think about, and even though this might seem like an odd place to start (after all, you are applying for a job, not applying to be a document designer), you will always be wise to consider a prospective employer's perspective: more than likely, this prospective employer has been at their desk for hours, poring over a stack of resumes, and while studies have shown that the initial look at a resume lasts about 15-20 seconds, a resume with clear headings and lots of white space on the paper will cause tired eyes to linker; this resume will seem like an inviting escape to them, and they will likely give yours a whole lot more than 15 to 20 seconds! Listing your qualifications and accomplishments will also be important in setting you apart; although you cannot fabricate this section, you should try to dig deep, uncovering things you might not have thought of off the top of your head, and if anything seems as though it might be useful to the prospective employer as they try to make a decision, go ahead and include it in the resume. Finally, you will want to list your qualifications, and this will be among the most important selling points of the resume you are putting together; this is where you will be able to set yourself above your competition, so approach this section as though it is an "advertisement," telling the prospective employer why they should hire you. Searching for a new job these days can be difficult, but when you prepare your resume with these tips in mind, it will become a whole lot easier!