A resume is your opportunity to be on the center stage, under the spotlight, in front of a captivated audience. Turn that spotlight into a highlight by shining yourself in the BEST light! Writing aresume can be a daunting task, but it is one of the best investments you can make in finding your next job opportunity. Itâ€™s your calling card â€“ make sure you are heard! Here are somerecruiting tips that are easy and simple enough to get you on your way to writing an effective resume.
Address â€“ If you are wary about having your physical address onyour resume, at least include your city, state and zip codeRecruiting Tip: Recruiting companies search for candidates in theirdatabases by their zip codes Give yourself the opportunity to popup in searches so you are contacted for open positions Get yourselfseen! Accomplishments â€“ One of the best ways to make yourresume shine is to change the commonly used termâ€œresponsibilities includedâ€• to â€œaccomplishmentsincludedâ€• It is important to highlight what you accomplished, notjust list your responsibilities
Position your resume to be a predictor to hiring managers of yourwork ethic and capabilities, thus showing value Recruiting Tip:
Recruiters and Hiring Manager have far more resumes to look atthan open positions so make it easy for them to find theaccomplishments they are looking for Summary â€“ Make yoursummary short and sweet by clearly stating your goals with a senseof direction A summary is an additive, not the meat of the resume,so keep it short Recruiting Tip: Make sure your resume summary isin alignment to your career objectives and the position for which youare applying
Look â€“ The last thing you want is a negative distraction to thisbeautifully crafted and polished masterpiece youâ€™ve taken somuch time putting together Formatting is one of the quickest killersof simplicity and ease All the fancy tables, grids, and graphics area quick way to get your resume passed up! Additionally, always putyour document in Word and not in PDF form Recruiting Tip: Goodrecruiting firms will reformat your resume before submitting it to aclient
Tables, grids and PDFâ€™s are a nightmare to work with Be aTeacherâ€™s Pet, and make it a joy to represent you! Paper â€“Save yourself the money of using fancy paper Hiring managersagree that parchment paper and the like come across as pretentiousand novice Brightly colored paper will make you stand outâ€¦in abad way, as colored paper is as equally frowned upon as fancypaper stock, and if a copy needs be made, colored paper can comeout poorly
Present yourself as a serious, solid candidate, sans the bells andwhistles Your resume content should be the only bells and whistlesneeded! Tailor -Always tailor your resume to the position forwhich you are applyingâ€¦point for point Additionally, neverunderestimate the value of a well written cover letter describing howyou have hand selected this job opportunity and why you believe youare a perfect match for the position and for the companyInvesting in a Lifetime of Success Angela Roberts