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What is the initial amount of time an employer takes to review an applicant’s resume?
Answer: 30-45 seconds
A One Page Resume Is Preferred By Most Employers An employer will evaluate you as a person when scanning your resume, i.e.: a) neat resume = neat person b) well-organized resume = well-organized person c) error free resume = careful person d) professional appearance = careful & competent person First Impressions Count
Will I Have More Than One Version of My Resume?
Employers today want to know what you can do for them, so it is imperative that you create a targeted resume each time you apply for an opportunity.
You will also develop a 'generic' resume to use in online databases, such as ours.
You may also need a scan able or web-based resume, depending on your field; more on these later.
focuses on your skills & accomplishments highlights what they are, not when you developed them
good format for job seekers with lots of job experience and many
A+ Resume Writing Resume = Marketing Tool Use Resume To Obtain an Interview, Not A Job Use Short Concise Statements Use Numbers and Percentages Keep It Easy to Read Use Action Verbs
At the top of the page, list your name and the address and telephone numbers of both present and permanent residences, if appropriate. Note: Use Professional Email Address Contact Information
The purpose of the career objective is to communicate clearly the type of position in which you are interested. Objective Statement
Degrees should be listed in reverse chronological order with the most recent listed first. Degree Granted or Seeking Date of Graduation or Anticipated College or University, city and state (if the state is not part of the institution's title) Major and Minor, if applicable Education
Honors, awards and scholarships are important items Rank ordered by importance to the career objective. Honors and Awards
Use the term "experience" instead of "work history" or "employment," so that you can include full and part-time jobs, self-employment, volunteer work; and practicum, field, and cooperative education experiences. Experience Note: Describe your functional skills in short, snappy phrases starting with descriptive action verbs.
Ordered Performed Planned Served Scheduled Supervised
Rank order professional associations, leadership positions and other activities by importance to the career objective. Emphasize your leadership roles. Spell out the name of the organization: do not use abbreviations or acronyms. Professional Affiliations & Activities Student Professional Organizations SGA Volunteer Clubs Sports Teams Student Newspaper
When you’re serious about pursuing a career, your attention to the little things can make a big difference in being perceived as a quality candidate. It can separate you from the crowd, elevating you from “good” to “great.” Eric Mason, Federated Insurance Company
Refusal Letter Here are some guidelines for writing Refusal Letter : Say "Thank you." Graciously thank the employer for his/her time, interview(s), offer of employment, State your refusal clearly . Be courteous, but get to the point quickly. Explain your reasons . Close the letter courteously . ending on a note of goodwill.
You have asked for justification as to why I should receive a pay rise/ improved remuneration/salary arrangements.
Here are the reasons:
(List the reasons, presented as 3-7 concise clear bullet points. Where you attach values show them rounded to nearest 100 or 1,000 or 5,000 depending on scale, or shorten using the k symbol, eg $50,000 looks tidier when shown as $50k) in a column ranged right margin one above the other, and you can even show a total value bottom right if appropriate - see the examples of reasons below, and tailor to reflect your own situation).
(Then add) I'm happy to provide more detail on any of the above if you need it.
(End with something positive like) I thank you for this opportunity to present this information. I greatly enjoy working with the company, I am pleased to give my loyalty and commitment, and to take on extra work and responsibility. I am keen to be trained, to progress, to learn new things, and I want to contribute as much as possible to the company's success in the future.