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This informative and educative slides are created to assist prospective employees to make a success of their job search through the use of well crafted resumes.

This informative and educative slides are created to assist prospective employees to make a success of their job search through the use of well crafted resumes.

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  • Job Search – How to Use Resume to Hasten Your Interview InvitationHttp://www.visionoppservices.com/allaboutjobs
  • Job Search – How to Use Resume to Hasten Your Interview Invitation
  • Job Search – How to Use Resume to Hasten Your Interview InvitationDo you suffer from unproductive job search? Has your job hunting beenineffective and consequently ineffective? Those of us in the recruitment andselection profession have long realized that job seeking is a process and itshould be treated as such. Most job hunters do not realize this and thereforehave continued to search unsuccessfully for their dream job. Job hunting issupposed to assist you in identifying an ideal job. It however does not stop atthat. You have to match your skills, abilities, experience and accomplishmentswith the ideal job and be invited for an interview to verify your claims to makethe search complete. That is where the resume comes in. Without the CV, thehiring manager will never know the skills, abilities, experience andaccomplishments you possess. Without it the recruiter will never know thatyour attributes matches the requirements of the job on offer and therefore fitfor selection for interview. View slide
  • Job Search – How to Use Resume to Hasten Your Interview InvitationWhat therefore are those steps you as a job hunter need to take in the processof job search to make invitation for interview faster and easier so thatemployment which is the ultimate goal of job hunting will be realized? Whatare those actions you need to take as a job seeker to fast track your interviewinvitation? As an experienced recruiter versed in the area of sourcing talentsthe following steps need to be taken: View slide
  • Job Search – How to Use Resume to Hasten Your Interview Invitation ● Personal assessment/audit:The first step will therefore be through personal awareness which is donethrough assessment and audit of self. The key to a successful job search is beingable to identify what makes you the job hunter unique from the crowd andbeing able to communicate these to a potential employer. If you cannottherefore communicate to the recruiter why you are the best for a job on offer,how do you get employed for the job? You therefore need to communicate bothverbally and in writing to the employer why you are the best for the job on offer.You will need to identify your interests, passions, skills, goals, values, objectives,experiences and accomplishments and communicate these to the potentialemployer.
  • Job Search – How to Use Resume to Hasten Your Interview Invitation ● Identification of matching job offer:If you qualified as an Accountant, you will not apply for a job as HR personnel since youdo not have the knowledge. You will only apply for vacancies that fit your qualificationand knowledge. You should only look for jobs that matches you passion, interests, skills,experience, values, goals and accomplishments. One effective way of identifyingopportunities is through the use of search engines to locate job openings. Such onlinetools include use of LinkedIn.com, VisualCV.com, Plaxo.com, Jobster.com,Myworkster.com, Jobfox.com, Jobberman.com etc. Another way of uncoveringopportunities is through networking with fellow professionals and friends. Throughthese people one will get to learn about opportunities when they are available. Jobseekers also need to horn their relationships with Alumni associations and also shouldendeavor to attend their professional association meetings. Opportunities are oftendiscussed at such places and it is only those that attend that get to learn about them.Opportunities could also be through newspaper adverts.
  • Job Search – How to Use Resume to Hasten Your Interview Invitation● Crafting of a customized and fitting resume:Once you have been able to identify your marketable skills and attributes, thenext step in the quest for an effective job search is the writing of professionalresume or CV. One that is attention grabbing and the hiring manager will finddifficult to ignore. You see, your curriculum vitae are your advert copy. To beeffective it must be customized for each job on offer. To be effective theinformation must be relevant. To be effective it must be properly structured andconcise. To be effective, the words and phrases used must be catchy. To beeffective the information therein must be reliable. You should thereforeendeavor to customize the CV you will distribute and not use a generic one. Youshould then submit to the opportunities so identified earlier to make your jobhunt complete. This will however be accompanied with the relevant coverletter.
  • Job Search – How to Use Resume to Hasten Your Interview Invitation● Follow Up:Submission of resume alone does not however signify that you will be invitedfor an interview. You will still do a follow up on the CV you have submitted andwill have to be creative about this. You need to know how well your resume isdoing. Do so subtly. Also all those who might have offered assistance to you inyour job hunt needs to be appreciated. You will have to send thank you lettersto them and also endeavor to keep them abreast of your progress. Further,never expect that you will be the only one gunning for the job on offer.Therefore, you should expect competition from other job seekers. You shouldendeavor to impress prospective employers during all appointments with yourdressing and communication skills.
  • Job Search – How to Use Resume to Hasten Your Interview InvitationCrafting an appealing resume which the hiring manager cannot ignore and willconsequently convince him to invite you for an interview can therefore not beoveremphasized. Writing and submitting an attention grabbing CV relevant to ajob on offer will definitely enhance and hasten your invitation for an interview,Further, your appealing CV which is also your advert copy increases yourmarketability because it focuses on results rather than responsibilities. Craftingand submitting appealing curriculum vitae to hiring managers is also known toincrease job seeking effectiveness by ensuring that there is compatibility withpotential employer’s tracking system. Finally, crafting an attention grabbingresume improves personal confidence and interview preparedness by helping toreveal those attributes and accomplishments you might have forgotten tocommunicate more forcefully in the course of interview. You should thereforenot ignore it. If you do so you are doing so at your peril.
  • Job Search – How to Use Resume to Hasten Your Interview InvitationHttp://www.visionoppservices.com/allaboutjobs